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God heard the boy crying, and the angel of God called to Hagar from heaven and said to her, “What is the matter, Hagar? Do not be afraid; God has heard the boy crying as he lies there.” - Genesis 21:17 (NIV)

Working in the garden one sunny day made the world feel sweet, but the next day the sunny weather was gone. I uprooted weeds with clouds overhead and a heavy heart. I wish all days could be beautiful! Life is like that too — with good and bad times. We...

Today's Prayer
Loving God, help us through the crises and tragedies in life. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Genesis 21:8-21

Thought for the Day

God is working for good during the hard times.

Prayer Focus

Children without clean water

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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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