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Paul wrote, “[The Lord] said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’” - 2 Corinthians 12:9 (NIV)

As a nurse in a busy surgical-oncology unit, I was feeling depleted. Slumped into a pew in the quiet hospital chapel, I gazed mindlessly at a group of candles in the corner. One flickered weakly. “How will I get through this shift, Lord? I feel like that candle — about...

Today's Prayer
Thank you, Lord, for the presence of your Spirit and your power within us this day. Amen.

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Today's Reading
2 Corinthians 12:1-10

Thought for the Day

When I am weak, I can find strength in God’s power.

Prayer Focus

Oncology nurses


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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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