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[The Lord our God] raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth the needy out of the dunghill; That he may set him with princes, even with the princes of his people. - Psalm 113:7-8 (KJV)

As I was reading Esther, I found a detail that I previously hadn’t noticed. In addition to being praised around the kingdom at the end of the book, Mordecai became King Xerses’ second-in-command. And he used his position of power to speak up for the Jewish population, who were exiles...

Today's Prayer
Dear Lord, you see our pain and our shame. Teach us to have confidence in you to lift us up regardless of our present situation. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Esther 10:1-3

Thought for the Day

My pain is a process that God is helping me through.

Prayer Focus

Those in my community who are poor


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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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