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Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me. - Matthew 25:40 (NRSV)

As a pastor, I am always looking for ways to serve others. Sometimes that yearning transports my mind to faraway places, and I imagine the strangers I might encounter there. I often wonder: How can I prepare to serve people well in the name of Jesus?

In a season when...

Today's Prayer
Loving Jesus, help us be present to those closest to us today so that our service may be a reminder of your love for the world. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Matthew 25:31-40

Thought for the Day

Every day holds opportunities to serve God.

Prayer Focus

For those discerning a call to serve

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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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