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[Jesus] answered, “It is written, ‘One does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” - Matthew 4:4 (NRSV)

The COVID-19 pandemic filled me with anxiety. The waiting and disruption of normal life made me think of the time when my friend Jane, a hairstylist, injured both hands and became unable to work. In addition to not earning money, Jane couldn’t cook or clean or do much of anything...

Today's Prayer
Dear God, thank you for being with us in the wilderness. Help us to keep in touch with you and to share your love with others. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Matthew 4:1-11

Thought for the Day

Talking with God and reading the Bible help me get through the day.

Prayer Focus

Someone who cannot work due to injury


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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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