Melinda VanRy (New York, USA)
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Jesus prayed, “My prayer is not for [those you gave me] alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message.” - John 17:20 (NIV)
At our wedding reception, a friend of my grandparents who had known me my whole life hugged me. She told me how proud my mother would have been of me. I appreciated that connection to the past — especially since my mother and grandparents were no longer living.
Today I will tell someone that I am praying for them.
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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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