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Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. - Philippians 4:6 (NIV)

I’m terrified of drowning, so I’ve avoided water most of my life. Before I turned 40, however, I decided to face my fears and take swimming lessons. My coach knew I was nervous and had me do an exercise each week before he started his instruction. I gripped the side...

Today's Prayer
Dear God, thank you for your promise to strengthen us and help us. Open our eyes to your many blessings. We want to have thankful hearts. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Isaiah 41:8-14

Thought for the Day

Rather than focusing on my fears, I can focus on giving thanks.

Prayer Focus

For relief from worry

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