You have kept count of my tossings; put my tears in your bottle. Are they not in your record? - Psalm 56:8 (NRSVUE)

My late mother was diagnosed with advanced liver cancer a few years ago. It was a huge test of my faith. Often when I was overwhelmed with the fear of losing my mother, I would find a secluded spot in the hospital and break into bitter tears as I bowed...

Today's Prayer
Dear God, we know that our trials strengthen our faith and make us more like Christ. When we lose our strength, remind us that you are nearby. We pray as Jesus taught us, “Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen” (Matt. 6:9-13, KJV).

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Today's Reading
Psalm 40:1-5

Thought for the Day

My tears are prayers that reach to God when I cannot speak.

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