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Though Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus, after having heard that Lazarus was ill, he stayed two days longer in the place where he was. - John 11:5-6 (NRSV)

Martha and Mary were dealing with a painful experience: their brother was ill, and they needed help. When they sent for Jesus, they must have hoped that he would come to them immediately, but he did not come for two more days.

Martha and Mary felt they needed an immediate...

Today's Prayer
Dear Lord, help us to remember that you love us always, even when things don’t go the way we hope. Amen.

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Today's Reading
John 11:1-16

Thought for the Day

Even when my prayers seem unanswered, God still loves me.

Prayer Focus

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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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