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You should not gloat over your brother in the day of his misfortune, nor rejoice over the people of Judah in the day of their destruction, nor boast so much in the day of their trouble. - Obadiah 1:12 (NIV)

Have you ever disliked someone so much that you delighted in their troubles? I have. I am ashamed to admit that my “enemy” and I are both missionaries. She runs a school through which I had hoped to obtain a visa. Her school hired me, but she and I did...

Today's Prayer
Dear God, enable us by your love to bless those who have disappointed us and to pray sincerely for our enemies. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Obadiah 1:10-15

Thought for the Day

When I pray sincerely for an enemy, God can change my heart.

Prayer Focus

For Christian unity

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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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