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[Jesus] went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. - Matthew 14:23 (NIV)

When my parents became Christians, they spent time reading the Bible and praying daily. My father gave me my first copy of The Upper Room when I was 13 years old; my mother, now 95 years old, continues to use this devotional guide each day.

I am grateful for my...

Today's Prayer
Loving Father, thank you for the blessings that come from setting aside time to read your word and to pray each day. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Psalm 19:7-11

Thought for the Day

Time spent in God’s word is always worthwhile.

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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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