Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed. - Luke 5:16 (NIV)

Most humans yearn for group interaction, so it can be considered odd to delight in solitude. But the “odd” people stand out. They break away from the herd by doing something different.

Many of us desire to always be part of some conversation or part of the collective in some...

Today's Prayer
Dear God, help us to find periods of solitude and to use that time to grow nearer to you. We pray as Jesus taught us, “Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth. Give us day by day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil” (Luke 11:2-4, KJV). Amen.
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Today's Reading
Mark 1:35-38

Thought for the Day

Solitude can reenergize my faith.

Prayer Focus

To find peace in solitude


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