Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. - James 1:2-3 (NIV)

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Today's Prayer
Faithful God, help us never to give up fighting because we know that in your timing everything will be made right. In the name of Jesus. Amen.
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Today's Reading
1 Kings 19:1-9

Thought for the Day

I can persevere knowing that God is always with me.

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