Jesus said to [Martha], “I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?” - John 11:25-26 (NRSV)

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Today's Prayer
Dear Lord, help us to trust in you even when we don’t see your presence. Grant us patience, for we know you can bring new life out of every situation. As Jesus taught us, we pray, “Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen” (Matt. 6:9-13, KJV).
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Today's Reading
John 11:38-44

Thought for the Day

I trust that God can always bring new life.

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