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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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Seeing young people, both men and women, participate in and write their testimonies at The Upper Room daily devotional writers’ workshop in Yangon, 2019, has been a highlight for me. The event and testimonies led to the publication of the first Lenten devotional in the Myanmar language. I truly believe that through The Upper Room ministry, the Lord will continue to equip people in Myanmar to grow and to share the gospel of Jesus Christ.”

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