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[Jesus] went up on a mountainside to pray. - Mark 6:46 (NIV)

In our fast-paced, busy, and loud world, we may find it challenging to rest. Overwhelming needs — spiritual, physical, emotional, mental, and relational — surround us. We can easily fall into a pattern of constant “doing” because of the great need in the world.

Yet Jesus took time away from...

Today's Prayer
Dear Father, help us to follow the example of Jesus, who taught us that to be effective disciples we need rest. Help us as we seek to make resting with you a regular practice in our lives. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Mark 6:30-46

Thought for the Day

My service is stronger when I make time to rest with God.

Prayer Focus

Those who find it hard to rest


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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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