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Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me. - Psalm 51:12 (NIV)

It’s been more than three years since my husband died at age 54. I thought I’d be better by now — with therapy, time, and serving my church. But my sorrow and grief linger like uninvited guests who won’t leave.

To help reconcile my grief and find purpose, I have...

Today's Prayer
God of joy, remind us of our beauty in times when we feel vulnerable and fragile. Guide us to be hands of healing to those experiencing difficulties, and give us a song of joy to sing even as we cry. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Psalm 23:1-6

Thought for the Day

God is the joy of my salvation.

Prayer Focus

Those who have lost a spouse


Respond by posting a prayer.

"In these strange new days...

...devoid of our regular routine and filled instead with uncertainty and a hum of anxiety, my husband and I have found the practice of joining The Upper Room each day at 11am (CST) via Facebook to pray, listen, and learn in community, including my sister in Houston. This is a much-needed healing balm." Join us on Facebook each day at 11AM Central.