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What will you do when things look desperate, before you are rescued? Will you complain? Give up? Whine? The people of Israel did, in the desert, just after being set free from slavery. Their lack of faith that God could help them didn't work out. By contrast, Paul and Silas praised God and prayed, providing a good model for us.

Some people will think it's not possible or not important to praise God when you are in danger, pain or dispair. But praising God when things aren't working out is transformative.

God, help us to be faithful and joyful in everything we face. Thank you. Amen.

Verse to memorize: Acts 16:25 NRSV
About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them.

Reflection question
When do you sing hymns to God?

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7111 La Jolla Blvd
La Jolla, California, 92037


14 miles north of downtown San Diego


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