The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. - Psalm 34:17-18 (NIV)

My left knee throbbed, the spot between my shoulder blades ached, and my thumb joints screamed at me. Arthritis and fibromyalgia were causing me great pain. For a while I was angry because I could no longer embroider, something I had enjoyed for years. My hands would ache if I...

Today's Prayer
Dear God, heal those who are broken, both physically and spiritually. Give us all new days and new ways to find the joy in our lives. Amen.
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Today's Reading
Matthew 9:18-22

Thought for the Day

God hears and answers my prayers.

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Those who suffer chronic pain

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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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