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Whenever you face trials of any kind, consider it nothing but joy, because you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance; and let endurance have its full effect, so that you may be mature and complete, lacking in nothing. - James 1:2-4 (NRSV)

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Today's Prayer
Dear God, thank you for remaining with us through our struggles. Help us to find true joy in you. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Romans 5:1-5

Thought for the Day

What challenges have taught me to rely on God?

Prayer Focus

To find joy during life’s struggles


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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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