Grace Day

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Psalm 32:1

Take this day to catch up on your reading, pray, and rest in the presence of the Lord.

How joyful is the one
whose transgression is forgiven,
whose sin is covered!
—Psalm 32:1

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  1. Tara Beatty says:

    Cathy Krause, I am 3 months behind, but know I am listing your husband and family in prayer!

  2. Kaitlyn Dean says:


  3. Terri Baldwin says:

    Always need a grace day!

  4. Kelli Carlson says:

    I am in MN too! What a beautiful day today was :)

  5. Sara Sheets says:

    Peace of mind is priceless. Prayers for Cathy’s husband & all that need special healing.

  6. Rhonda J. says:

    @ Kathy Krause, oh that hurts my heart. It seems so unfair, and it will never make sense to us on this side. I have no elegant words but will pray for your family.

  7. K Swenson says:

    CATHY KRAUSE I’m so sorry to hear about your husband! I pray for trust, peace, and ultimately healing for your husband!! May you sense the Lord’s strength in this season and know that you are deeply loved by Him!

  8. K Swenson says:

    RAE LYNNPHILLIPS, I’m praying for Julian right now. That he will get the help he needs and encounter Jesus as His Redeemer and Heavenly Father!

  9. Jo says:

    Praying Phil4v7 for PAMC, you and your family, and for CATHY KRAUSE, you and your husband
    “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus”.

  10. Cathy Krause says:

    After 42 years of being happily married, we have become “that couple”. The one that starts marriage with nothing, and through years of hard work and struggles, finally is able to reap the rewards of all of their sacrifice, only to be hammered with a blow so devastating that all we utter is why, and why now. A year away from retirement, my husband has been diagnosed with stage 4 esophageal cancer. The prognosis is not good, but our faith is. We have a fairly large group of friends who keep us in their prayers, but I am asking all Sisters to add us to your list. My husband’s great attitude has kept us grounded for the past year, but I am asking for prayers for strength for both of us to help us with what lies ahead.

  11. PamC says:

    Praying for you Dorothy, along with my sister She’s.
    And here I am, hat in hand again today…asking for prayers today for my mom. She was hospitalized last evening with heart problems. Her blood pressure was all over the place last night. Please pray the doctors can find the problem. Also pray for my sister, Emily, that she can get some rest as she deals with the other things on top of this. That she will trust Jesus. I’m praying they see the Healer, not just the healing.
    Thank you all. Praying as I see the requests. Love & hugs y’all.

  12. Dana Cook says:


  13. Churchmouse says:

    This verse alone gives me joy every day. Forever grateful for its truth.

  14. Mari V says:

    Dorothy, I’m joining the rest of our SRT sisters and praying for you.

  15. Linnea Constant says:

    I remember a song i learned as a child…. “There’s a wonderful way to spell JOY….. J is for Jesus for He has first place, O is for others we meet face to face, Y is for you in whatever you do, Put yourself third and spell JOY!” I often struggle with a self reliant and self justification attitude after asking God to forgive me. It creeps in quietly but instead of JOY it causes me to repeat the same sin!!! Bottom line is that I think of myself first way too often! I’m committing psalm 32:1 to memory and going to sing that little song all the time!

  16. Rae LynnPhillips says:

    Dorothy, I prayed just now for Gods wisdom and peace for you. It’s so hard to know what to do sometimes.

  17. Rae LynnPhillips says:

    I’ve been praying for a young teenage boy who is really going through a hard time with mental health, bad choices, feelings of not being wanted by either parent. I’ve been his teacher then mentor/parent figure for several years but he’s pushed me away lately. Please pray for him. I don’t even know what specifically except for Jesus to intercede in his life, put people in his life to help and give him a desire to seek help and a way out of his darkness. Prayer is powerful and I would so much appreciate as many for him as I can get. His name is Julian.

  18. Elizabeth Streets says:

    This was a great verse

  19. Yazmin Chavarria says:

    Im in full time ministry and this week has been rough. This Bible study has been so encouraging to me and God’s Word has definitely carried me this week. Thank you Lord for paying the price for my sins.

  20. Peggy Hoffman says:

    Dorothy, As I offer you up in prayer this morning, I also pray that you are having this same conversation with God. Ask what HE wants you to do and continue to pray about it. The answer may come in a scripture verse, a commentary, advice from someone close to you, but when you think you know the answer, and have a peace about it…even though it may seem scary or not what you were initially planning, go for it. God does care for you. He always holds you in the palm of His hand. He will be walking with you.

  21. Michelle Patire says:

    Wow, just catching up on yesterday’s reading. How relevant to my life. I have never heard of the word asceticism – but when I gave my heart to new age culture within veganism (not knocking veganism, but often it is tied to the new age) I became severely obsessive with abstaining from foods. Also, that can apply to disordered eating habits. A confirmation these things are the devil’s devices.

    Oh, how I pray we would fear the Lord and turn from evil, it being health to our flesh and strength to our bones. I see the Lord reminding me of His desire for holistic health, not just spirit, but body, too. Not too put too much emphasis on either, but have a balance of the physical and the spiritual exercises. The word did say exercise is profitable, too.

    Wow. I would love to write a devotional on that, eventually. God cares for both physical and spiritual. a Christian should be well balanced. I pray this for myself and for all you who read.

  22. Sharon, Jersey Girl says:

    Praise God – our sins are forgiven!

    @Kelly (Neo) — I haven’t had any updates from my nephew – who is best friends with Albert. I will reach out to him again. Thank you for your prayers! Please continue, he is still in prison.

    Happy Saturday!

  23. Kelly (NEO) says:

    O how we can so easily take for granted that our sins are FORGIVEN and all sin is covered by the blood of Jesus. Thank You, Lord. You are indeed good to me!

    DOROTHY – praying for you to have God’s wisdom about your work transition.

    Hoping for some updates on other prayer requests from a few of you!

    JENNIFER TAYLOR – hope you and your co-laborers have been safe and the women you are ministering to have been blessed.

    MARGARET W – how’s your friend Henry doing? Has he been able to find a job?

    LIZZY BUTTERFIELD – how is Nate?

    ABBY MOBERG – how are things going at work?

    SHARON, JERSEY GIRL – how is Albert? What happened with his friend who went to jail?

    MARTHA HIX – how are you holding up? How is your nephew adjusting to life out of prison? How is you SIL’s Alzheimer’s?

    ERB – hope you are well. MISS YOU!

    LESLIE GRAY – any updates on your husband’s Ukrainian cooworker?

    TRACI GENDRON – praying for your heart this weekend. Do you have an update on Portia and Joanie?

    KRISTIE PARADIS – have you recovered from COVID?

    TRICIA CAVANAUGH – how is you grandson handling the bully?

    CLAIRE B – did your brother get to have the surgery evaluation?

    I could go on, but need to get on with my day. REMEMBER and REJOICE you are FORGIVEN ❤

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  25. Beverly Watley says:

    It’s shining in Minnesota too going to be 72 like yesterday. Spring has finally sprung. Blessed weekend she’s.

  26. Kristie Paradis says:


  27. Anne Jones says:

    Praying for you Dorothy. That’s a tough decision.

  28. Ally M says:

    I prayed for you Dorothy! Thankful for this community today. I’m doing a different study (This is the New Testament) so I haven’t been as active on the comments here, but I still think of all daily and I am praying for you!

  29. Dorothy says:

    Sisters please pray for me, I’m needing to make a decision on what to do as far as whether to totally retire, semi-retire or just go part-time with my one family. My physical and mental health are starting to suffer.