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Moved with pity, Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him. - Mark 1:41 (NRSV)

My mind was reeling over our daughter’s premature birth, her birth defects, and then having to leave my wife in another hospital. At the neonatal intensive care unit there, I stood watching my baby. She looked so tiny and fragile. Then a nurse said, “Touch her. She needs your touch.”...

Today's Prayer
O God, thank you for surrounding us with your healing love. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Mark 1:40-45

Thought for the Day

Our loving actions can be God’s presence to others.

Prayer Focus

Neonatal nurses


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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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