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A song of praise to the Lord, to the God who is alive.
This God hears when His children call on him.
He seems far away sometimes, but he is never absent.

"The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit." (Psalm 34:18)

David

Come, my children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the LORD. 
Whoever of you loves life and desires to see many good days, 
keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking lies. 
Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it. 
The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their cry; 
the face of the LORD is against those who do evil, to cut off the memory of them from the earth. 
The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. 
The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. 
A righteous man may have many troubles, but the LORD delivers him from them all. 
(Psalm 34:11-19)

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Day by Day with the Persecuted Church
compiled by Jan Pit with a forward by Brother Andrew (paperback, revised 2000)

Compelling wisdom from the pen of actual believers living amidst persecution, you'll be connected to the suffering, courage, and depth of life that exists in the harshest places in the world.  Each of these 365 thought-provoking devotions will deepen your understanding of Christian persecution and provoke you to pray for our brothers and sisters with a new found depth.

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