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One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him. - Luke 17:15-16 (NIV)

In several countries around the world, including my home country of Brazil, people celebrate a day of thanksgiving. In the United States, Thanksgiving Day brings together family members, friends, and neighbors.

But we don’t always find it easy or remember to express our gratitude. In today’s reading, Jesus had healed...

Today's Prayer
We are grateful, O God, for all that you are and all that you do. Give us a constant spirit of gratitude to you and one another, offering our lives and talents to you and our neighbors. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Luke 17:11-19

Thought for the Day

With a grateful heart, I can serve God and my neighbors.

Prayer Focus

To live as an expression of gratitude


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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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