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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.

I was...

Today's Prayer
Heavenly Father, help us to see others through your eyes and with your love. Soften our hearts to the needs of others, and remind us to pray for them. Amen.

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Today's Reading
John 17:13-26

Thought for the Day

Today I will tell someone that I am praying for them.

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