Just then there came a man named Jairus, a leader of the synagogue. He fell at Jesus’ feet and begged him to come to his house, for he had an only daughter, about twelve years old, who was dying. - Luke 8:41-42 (NRSV)

In the Gospel of Luke, Jairus, a leader of the synagogue, begged Jesus to come heal his very sick daughter. (See Luke 8:40-56.) Jairus demonstrated great faith, believing that Jesus could heal his daughter simply by laying his hands on her. Jesus honored his faith by agreeing to follow him...

Today's Prayer
Compassionate God, thank you for loving each of us just the way we are and for judging us not by the expression of our faith but by the depth of your mercy. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Luke 7:1-10

Thought for the Day

Jesus will show compassion to me no matter what.

Prayer Focus

To trust God’s mercy

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