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I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. - Psalm 139:14 (NIV)

Growing up as a dark-skinned boy, I endured constant pain from bullies who would call me “charcoal boy.” These taunts seriously affected my self-esteem and self-confidence. I would come home from school dejected and in tears.

I became angry with God for making me dark and — as I thought...

Today's Prayer
O Lord, thank you for making us in your wonderful image. When the world makes us doubt it, remind us of our beauty as your children. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Psalm 139:1-14

Thought for the Day

I am a beautiful creation of God.

Prayer Focus

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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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