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The Lord says, “Seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you.” - Jeremiah 29:7 (NRSV)

“We’re calling because we need your prayers, Pastor. We are trapped between flights in Chicago because of the snowstorm.”

Our pastor asked, “Are you inside where it is dry and climate controlled?” “Yes,” I replied. “Do you have access to water and food?” Again, I said, “Yes.” Then he asked,...

Today's Prayer
Dear Lord, when we feel trapped, show us how to be a witness to your loving presence. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Romans 12:9-16

Thought for the Day

In any stressful circumstance, I can look for ways to serve God.

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