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Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. - Psalm 23:4 (KJV)

In April of 1980 my family was caught in a deadly military overthrow of the government. As we took cover from the rapid fire of machine guns on our Liberian home, we recited Psalm 23 repeatedly. I recall reciting today’s verse countless times as the gunfire drowned out our voices....

Today's Prayer
Dear Father in heaven, teach us to stay close to you and to strengthen our faith in your presence. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Psalm 23:1-6

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