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May the God of peace . . . equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him. - Hebrews 13:20-21 (NIV)

“I’m sorry; there was nothing we could do,” the ER doctor said to the bereaved family. “I’ll leave you with the chaplain now.” The elderly woman and her son huddled together, weeping and glancing awkwardly at me. I panicked. Until then my shifts as a student chaplain had been routine....

Today's Prayer
Dear God, strengthen us to be your loving presence to those who are hurting or in crisis. If we are led to speak, speak through us. Amen.

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Today's Reading
2 Timothy 1:5-10

Thought for the Day

Sometimes God speaks most powerfully through silence.

Prayer Focus

Hospital chaplains

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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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