After this I heard what seemed to be the loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, saying, “Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power to our God!” - Revelation 19:1 (NRSV)

Hallelujah is a word used to express praise, joy, or thanks — especially to God. It is a word that doesn’t need translation. Christians the world over have taken it into their own languages to express joy and praise.

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Today's Prayer
We praise you, God, for your faithfulness to us. May we work to count all your children as our family. Hallelujah! Amen.

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Today's Reading
Acts of the Apostles 2:1-13

Thought for the Day

“Hallelujah” is a word that unites us in praise to God.

Prayer Focus

Gratitude for my faith community

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