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Jesus said, “This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” - Matthew 22:38-39 (NIV)

One of my friends in high school suffered from depression and suicidal thoughts. I tried to reassure my friend that I would always be there for support and encouragement, which my friend appreciated. But despite all the actions that I — and others — took, my friend died by suicide....

Today's Prayer
Dear God, thank you for the everlasting love and mercy you show us. Give us the strength to love ourselves and others like you love us. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Matthew 22:34-40

Thought for the Day

God loves me, and I can love myself too.

Prayer Focus

Those struggling to love themselves


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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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