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When the angel of the Lord appeared to Gideon, he said, “The Lord is with you, mighty warrior.” - Judges 6:12 (NIV)

Mighty warrior. What a strange greeting! The title didn’t seem to fit Gideon at all. He did not look like a brave hero. He looked more like a frightened farmer. He was threshing wheat in secret to hide it from invaders. Fearful and discouraged, he was convinced that the Lord...

Today's Prayer
Dear Lord Jesus, with the sure promise of your presence, we serve gladly as your ambassadors. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Judges 6:11-16

Thought for the Day

Christ empowers me to do God’s work in the world.

Prayer Focus

Those who feel unqualified to serve God


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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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