Readings

Proverbs 30:7-9

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7 “Two things I ask of you, Lord;    do not refuse me before I die:8 Keep falsehood and lies far from me;    give me neither poverty nor riches,    but give me only my daily bread.9 Otherwise, I may have too much...

Matthew 18:21-35

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21 Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?” 22 Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times. 23 “Therefore, the kingdom of...

Luke 11:1-4

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1 One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.” 2 He said to them, “When you pray, say: “‘Father,hallowed be your name,your kingdom...

James 1:12-14

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12 Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him. 13 When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor...

Matthew 26:36-44

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36 Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to them, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.” 37 He took Peter and the two sons of Zebedee along with him, and he began to be sorrowful and troubled. 38 Then he said to...

Matthew 6:5-13

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5 “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 6 But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to...

Psalm 77:1-15

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For the director of music. For Jeduthun. Of Asaph. A psalm. 1 I cried out to God for help;    I cried out to God to hear me.2 When I was in distress, I sought the Lord;    at night I stretched out untiring hands,    and I...

Proverbs 3:1-6

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1 My son, do not forget my teaching,    but keep my commands in your heart,2 for they will prolong your life many years    and bring you peace and prosperity. 3 Let love and faithfulness never leave you;    bind them...

James 1:2-7

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2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. 5 If any of you...

Nehemiah 1:1-11

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Nehemiah’s Prayer 1 The words of Nehemiah son of Hakaliah: In the month of Kislev in the twentieth year, while I was in the citadel of Susa, 2 Hanani, one of my brothers, came from Judah with some other men, and I questioned them about the Jewish remnant that had...