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Brothers and sisters, you are loved by God, and we know that he has chosen you. - 1 Thessalonians 1:4 (CEB)

I still remember to this day the feeling of standing in grade-school gym class, waiting to be chosen by one of the two team captains. Right away, others more athletically gifted were picked. I watched with a sense of dread as the numbers dwindled and I remained, unchosen and unwanted....

Today's Prayer
Loving Father, thank you for showing us mercy beyond measure. Help us to extend to others the mercy we have received. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Ephesians 2:1-10

Thought for the Day

How can I show mercy to others as God has shown mercy to me?

Prayer Focus

Those who feel unwanted

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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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