Jesus said, “Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account.” - Matthew 5:11 (NRSV)

I became a Christian in my senior year of high school, and my Christian youth leader encouraged me to share my faith with the student body. I was scared, but I knew I should do it, and I wanted to do it. The day came, and in a trembling voice...

Today's Prayer
Faithful God, help us to share your word, and strengthen us so that we will not fear ridicule. Amen.
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Today's Reading
Matthew 5:1-12

Thought for the Day

Even when I face ridicule and persecution, God is with me.

Prayer Focus

Those who are persecuted for their faith

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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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