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You shall also love the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt. - Deuteronomy 10:19 (NRSV)

My husband and I invited Mina and her husband over for coffee and dessert. They are from Iran and had moved to our small town for graduate studies seven months earlier. But they told us that we were the only people in our town who had befriended them so far....

Today's Prayer
Gracious God, help us always to show kindness and compassion to strangers and to be your hands and feet in the world. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Deuteronomy 10:17-22

Thought for the Day

Today I will show hospitality to a stranger.

Prayer Focus

People who are new to my town


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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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