When Pharaoh let the people go, God didn’t lead them by way of the land of the Philistines, even though that was the shorter route. God thought, If the people have to fight and face war, they will run back to Egypt. - Exodus 13:17 (CEB)

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Today's Prayer
Dear God, we quiet ourselves before you and open our hearts to your Spirit. Help us pay attention to your promptings that say, “This is the way; walk in it” (Is. 30:21). Amen.
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Today's Reading
Exodus 13:17-22

Thought for the Day

God is with me as I travel my daily path.

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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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