[The Lord] has sent me . . . to give . . . oil of joy in place of mourning, a mantle of praise in place of discouragement. - Isaiah 61:1, 3 (CEB)

On a particularly beautiful Easter Sunday afternoon, I was lying on a grassy hillside not far from where I lived. The sun was warm, and fluffy white clouds floated in a bright blue sky.

It had been an extraordinarily hard 18 months, and I was feeling battered in body, mind,...

Today's Prayer
Resurrecting God, you are the source of all life and goodness. Thank you for bringing us new joy and hope through your resurrecting love. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Isaiah 61:1-4

Thought for the Day

What hope does the Resurrection offer me today?

Prayer Focus

Those who have lost hope

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