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The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective. - James 5:16 (NRSV)

When I was young, we lived two thousand miles from my paternal grandparents. I was able to see them only a couple of times in their lifetimes. They had little money, but every year my grandmother sent me a small present for Christmas and my birthday.

The “worst” present she...

Today's Prayer
Thank you, Lord, for those who faithfully and patiently pray for us. Grant us patience to pray persistently for others. Amen.

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Today's Reading
1 Thessalonians 5:16-24

Thought for the Day

It may take time, but God will answer my prayers.

Prayer Focus

Families who live far apart


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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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