Anabela Couto de Castro Valente (Luanda, Angola)
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Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. - Matthew 5:4 (KJV)
I was raised in a Christian family, but I did not cultivate the habits of daily prayer or church attendance during my childhood.
After age 20, I began to embrace habits like praying, reading the Bible and other religious books, and reflecting with others on the Christian life. At that...
I can endure difficulties because of my unshakable faith in God.
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I could not have found The Upper Room Moments of Prayer (on Facebook Live) sooner. For it is during these moments of centering spiritual practices, meditating on the words of scripture, praying with and for the world, that I find moments of transcendence, hear whispers of peace and hope, see glimpses of truth and justice, behold visions of love and beauty amid all the stark realities that are around me.”