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[The Lord of Hosts said], “My house lies in ruins, while all of you hurry off to your own houses.” - Haggai 1:9 (NRSV)

My church has recently undergone a split where about half of the congregation has left for a variety of reasons ranging from doctrinal disagreements to personality differences.

In today’s reading Haggai challenged the governor and the high priest about their priorities. The temple that had been demolished by the Babylonians...

Today's Prayer
Dear Father, help us to focus on you today and what you would have us do to bring renewed life to your beloved community on earth. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Haggai 1:3-11

Thought for the Day

How will I participate in building God’s beloved community today?

Prayer Focus

Churches facing internal conflict


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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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