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[Simeon] was righteous and devout, looking forward to the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit rested on him. - Luke 2:25 (NRSV)

I find I often lack perseverance and patience in my faith, but I am inspired by the example of my grandparents. They lived through the terror of a Communist regime, but they were not broken by the disappointments of the world. My grandparents prepared to wait a long time and...

Today's Prayer
Dear Lord, help us to await your coming with perseverance and strong faith. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Luke 2:25-35

Thought for the Day

Who has inspired me to persevere in faith?

Prayer Focus

Those living in political unrest

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I join many of those who will pray for you as you seek to discern what you are called to be at this moment. May God grant you the courage to fulfill that calling. May we all open our eyes and see the misery, open our ears and hear the cries of God’s people, and, like God through the Lord Jesus Christ, be incarnate amongst them.” 

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