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The nations shall see your vindication, and all the kings your glory; and you shall be called by a new name that the mouth of the Lord will give. - Isaiah 62:2 (NRSV)

I got into a lot of trouble in school, and my report cards always included comments about my bad behavior. Because of my actions, those comments described me in ways that were not positive, though they were frequently deserved.

Surprisingly, one teacher thought I was redeemable. She named other traits...

Today's Prayer
Dear God, thank you for naming us and calling us your own. Help us to live in a way that brings you glory. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Isaiah 62:1-5

Thought for the Day

My identity as God’s child is stronger than any label others can give me.

Prayer Focus

Someone who helps me see my potential


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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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