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Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. - 1 Peter 5:8 (NIV)

Newborn elephants are susceptible to attacks from predators like lions and hyenas. As a mother elephant gives birth, the herd gathers to protect her and the newborn.

My daughter’s family is going through a difficult time. For us, gathered elephants symbolize the protection her community gives her by their prayers....

Today's Prayer
Dear Lord, help us to share our struggles with those who surround and encourage us through prayer. Amen.

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Today's Reading
1 Peter 5:1-11

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Today I will support a friend through prayer.

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