Prayers You Can Pray!

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If you are at a loss for words these prayers may help you. Remember, prayer is simply talking to God. God wants to be our friend and he wants us to feel comfortable talking to him.

  • When you are unsure of where you will spend eternity:
    Lord Jesus, I want to know you personally.  Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins.  I open the door of my life and receive You as my Savior and Lord.  Thank You for forgiving me of my sins and giving me eternal life.  Take control of the throne of my life. Make me the kind of person You want me to be.  Amen
  • When you are fearful:
    Father God, I am feeling fearful today.  Life seems to be uncertain and out of control.  I recall that the Bible tells me “Perfect love casts out fear”.  You alone are Perfect Love, so would you please cast out the fear I feel and replace it with confidence in your sufficiency. Psalm 121 tells me that you never slumber or sleep, so I will trust you to take care of me – moment by moment, day by day.  In Jesus name.  Amen
  • Morning prayer:
    Dear Lord, I give you may hands to do Your work; I give You my feet to go Your way; I give You my eyes to see as You see; I give You my tongue to speak Your words; I give You my mind that You may think in me; I give You my spirit that You may pray in me. Above all, I give You my heart that You may love in me – love the Father and love all humankind. I give You my whole self, Lord, that You may grow in me, so that it is You who lives, works and prays in me. Amen.
  • Commitment prayer:
    Father, into your hands I commit my spirit. For it is your business, not mine. You will know every shade of my suffering; You will care for me with your perfect fatherhood. (prayed by George Mac Donald)
  • In God’s will:
    Lord Jesus, keep me in Your will. Don’t let me go mad by poking about outside it. (prayed by Corrie Ten Boom)
  • When you need wisdom and direction:
    Father God, there are so many decisions to make and I don’t seem to know what is the best for now or for the future. You said if we lack wisdom, all we need to do ask you.  I really need you to pour wisdom into my mind today.  Thank you!
  • For success:
    And Jabez called on the God of Israel saying, “Oh, that You would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that Your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain.” So God granted him what he requested. (I Chronicles 4:10 NKJV)
  • When you are weak or ill
    Father, I am feeling lousy today.  I ache all over and feel very weak.  You said that your grace was sufficient for me.  Please strengthen me.  Give me joy inspite of how I feel physically.  Amen
  • For the young women of the world:
    Father God, thank you for all the young women in the world. Give them dreams that are bigger than themselves–so they will have to trust you to make their dream come true. Give them a will and heart to be all you created them to be. Help them to work hard and be successful.Enable them to be generous to those who are less fortunate. Give them hearts full of love and compassion.Give them the strength to say “no” to activities that they would later be remorseful about–that they would do what is right for them and for the world around them. Help them to be kind to others.Protect them from people who would harm them physically, emotionally and mentally.Let them know that allowing You to direct their way is the smartest thing they can do. In Jesus wonderful and powerful name. Amen
  • For our children and grandchildren:
    Lord, I am so glad that you know each of our children and grandchildren by name.  I forget sometimes.  Thank you for sending a whole hedge of angels around each child.  Thank you for protecting them all today.  Father, would you please turn their minds and hearts toward You and pleasing you.  Thank you!
  • When you are down-sizing (moving):
    Lord, I really don’t what to move.  I like it here – there are so many memories.  I am comfortable here because it is familiar.  I know it is too large for me (us) now – to much work, but I have such mixed feelings.  I don’t like the thought of all the changes.I am so glad you never change.  You are and always will be a constant in my life. Help me to remember that when I am packing and unpacking.  Amen.
  • When you want to be reflecting Christ:
    Lord, make my life A window for Your light To shine through and a mirror to reflect Your love To all I meet. Amen.
  • When you feel like you have failed:
    Dear God, The little plans I tried to carry through have failed I will not sorrow. I’ll pause a little while, Dear God, And try, again, tomorrow.
  • For conflict resolution:
    Dear God, when your son Jesus died and rose from the dead, He broke down walls of hostility.  Father, you know that conflict I am having right now.  I don’t know how to resolve it.  You are our Savior.  Please save and restore this relationship.  Amen
  • For others:
    Watch, O Lord, with those who wake, or watch, or weep tonight, and give Your angels charge over those who sleep. Tend Your sick ones, O Lord Christ. Rest Your weary ones. Bless Your dying ones. Soothe Your suffering ones. Pity Your afflicted ones. Shield Your joyous ones. And all for Your love’s sake. Amen (prayed by Father Timothy Kavanagh)
  • Prayer of thanksgiving:
    For health and strength and daily food, We praise your name, O God.  Amen
  • A prayer before meals:
    Bless us oh Lord and these thy gifts, which we are about to receive, through thy bounty, through Christ, our Lord…Amen
  • When you need more faith:
    Teach me to treat all that comes to me with peace of soul and with firm conviction that your will govern all. Amen.” (prayed by Elisabeth Elliot)
  • When you want to reflect Christ:
    Lord, make my life A window for Your light To shine through And a mirror to reflect Your love To all I meet. Amen.
  • When your marriage seems to be falling apart:
    Dear God, our marriage is really shaky right now and I really don’t want it to break-up.  Show me ways I could show (name) I love and care for her/him..  You are merciful, would you please show your mercy by helping us love each other more.  Thank you!  Amen
  • For being an instrument for God:
    Lord, make me an instrument of your peace; where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy. (prayed by St. Francis of Assisi)
  • For a dream:
    Father, Once I had such big dreams, so much anticipation of the fufture. Now no shimmering horizon beckons me: my days are lack-lustre I see so little of lasting value in the daily round. Where is your plan for my life?You have told us that without vision, we perish. So, Father in heaven, knowing that I can ask You to deposit in my mind and heart that particular dream, the special vision You have for my life.

    And along with the dream, will You give me whatever graces, patience, and stamina it takes to see the dream through to fruition? I sense that may involve adventures I have not bargained for.

    But I want to trust You enough to follow even if you lead along new paths. I admit to liking some of my ruts. But I know that habit patterns that seem cosy nests from the inside, from Your vantage point may be prison cells. Lord, if you break down any prisons of mine before I can see the stars and catch the vision, then, Lord, begin the process now. In joyous expectation. Amen. (prayed by Catherine Marshall)

  • For protection:
    Father God, your Holy Bible tells us that your have assigned angels to be with us and protect us (for those who respect you).  I need your protection.  My family needs protection. Help me to love and respect you more.  Amen.
  • For a pastor:
    Heavenly Father, we thank you for the gift of leadership you have given to our pastor. It is a holy calling. It’s a calling to watch over himself and the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made him overseer. The church has been bought with the blood of your son, on the cross. The responsibility you have given to our pastor is awesome. He too is tempted and tried by the enemy. He has many responsibilities be it in his family or in the community and so it is our prayer that he would be kept from the evil one and that you would empower him to live a godly life, so that out of his fullness he would share the message of the gospel boldly. Help our pastor this week as he searches the Word and Your will for the congregation. Will you grant him the health and strength he needs to share your message in humility and with clarity. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.
  • For a pastor’s wife:
    Dear Father in heaven, I thank you for my pastor’s wife. I thank you she loves you and serves you so faithfully. I pray very specially for her today. I pray You will help her cope with all the unexpected things that come into her day. Help her to accept the interruptions as opportunities to serve. Help her to support her husband and learn to go with the flow of his full life. Help her to manage her household well. Just fill her with yourself today. Help her to allow your Holy Spirit to have full control of her life and may she take strength from you as she meditates on You and Your Word. Give her a hug today. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.
  • To put on the armor of God:
    Heavenly Father, I praise and worship you because you are God.  I am honored to be your servant and I take my stand today against the devil and his schemes against me, my family and my ministry.  Father, as I take up each piece of the armor, please secure it in place on me. I take up the shield of faith and extend it over myself.  It extinguishes all the fiery darts of the evil one. I put on the helmet of salvation, which protects my mind from the enemy’s attacks.  I have the mind of Christ. I put on the breastplate of righteousness, which covers my body with the righteousness of God.  In Christ, every foothold of evil has been washed away and I am clothed in righteousness! I gird my loins with the belt of truth.  Your word, O God, is truth.  Father, sanctify me according to your word and remind me through the Holy Spirit of the truth that destroys the lies of sin. I shod my feet with the preparation of the Gospel of peace.  I have peace with God through the blood of Jesus.  I have favor with God and with man.  I walk in my inheritance as an adopted son of God and have authority over evil in Jesus’ name. I will use the Sword of the Spirit by speaking the Word of God as it applies to whatever situation I may face today.  Father, please remind me of your Word via the Holy Spirit. I will continue to pray in the Spirit throughout the day, and intercede for all Christians as the Holy Spirit prompts me.  I believe that the Holy Spirit is interceding on my behalf according to my prayers. Thank you, Father, for the whole armor of God.  Please surround me with your hedge of protection as I move forward on the spiritual battlefield today.  I praise and worship you now and forever, Amen.”

288 Responses to “Prayers You Can Pray!”

  • Chris Chris says:

    donna…we lift up your dear daughter that jesus would show her mercy, free her from spiritual captivity and bring her unto himself and his dear care he has for her in jesus name amen!

  • Donna says:

    Please lover’s of Christ I am in need of prayer for my daughter she is in jail for possession. I don’t know how much time she isffacing. She has two beautiful children and a good heart. The bible says the children would be weaker but wiser.pleas pray that God and the courts have mercy on her. I know that we serve a God of mercy and miracles. Pray that the court have mercy on her and she can get the help she needs for her addiction and she comes home soon.thanks and GOD bless.

  • Susan Susan says:

    Hi Jason,

    Did you consult with a doctor? What did the doctor say?

    Jason, we are with you and we just want you to know that you are not alone. Jason, Jesus loves you so much and He cares for you. Without His knowledge, not a single hair fall from your head. Json, you are precious to Jesus, You are valuable for God. Jason, He promised that, He will never leave you… I know worry comes but my dearest friend, put your trust on Jesus.

    Jason, read these Bible verses again and again.

    Psalms 55:22… Cast your cares on the LORD
    and he will sustain you;
    he will never let
    the righteous be shaken.

    Isaiah 41:10… So do not fear, for I am with you;
    do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
    I will strengthen you and help you;
    I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

    Isaiah 41:13… For I am the LORD your God
    who takes hold of your right hand
    and says to you, Do not fear;
    I will help you.

    Let’s pray:

    Dear Heavenly Father,

    Thank You so much for this time. Lord, Jason is Your precious child and Lord, I commit her health issue in Your hand. Lord, You know Jaosn better than a doctor because You created her. Lord, I ask for Your mercy upon this child of Yours. Lord, we ask You to heal her completely and restore her health. Lord, I pray that You fill Jason with Your peace and joy. Help her to have closer walk with You. Lord, protect her child and we ask You to glorify Your namd through this. Thank You for hearing our prayers. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

    Jason, hope to hear from you.

  • Susan Susan says:

    Hi kayleigh,

    Amen! God bless you!

    Praying for you all!

  • Susan Susan says:

    Hi Aujun,

    Deuteronomy 31:6 says.. Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”

    God wants you to just trust Him completely and experience Him. He loves you Arjun!

    I want to pray for you.

    Dear Heavenly Father,

    We thank You for this time. Lord, I commit Your child, Arjun in Your hand. Lord, without Your knowledge nothing happens in Arjun’s life. And Lord, You are in control of everything. Lord, I pray that You bless Arjun and whatever happens in his company, Lord, we want Your best be done in Arjun’s life. Lord, we want You to glorify and we give You all praise. Thank You for hearing our prayers. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

    Arjun, please keep me updated.

  • arjun says:

    Hai father/brother
    Please pray for me and bless me on name of jesus amen. I am suffering from allocation of project in my company.

  • kayleigh says:

    I didn’t even see what Lizzan’s problem was i just right away said the prayer that susan posted without even looking because i believe god was telling me. i pray for you girl and i hope everything works out. xoxo <3

  • Jason says:

    Please pray for me. I’ve had blood in my bowels for a while and I’ve been feeling weird.I’m worried. I worry about cancer and other things. Please remember me in prayer.

  • Susan Susan says:

    Hi Lizann,

    In the Bible in 1 Peter 5:7 says.. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

    In Psalms 23:4 says.. Even though I walk
    through the darkest valley,
    I will fear no evil,
    for you are with me;
    your rod and your staff,
    they comfort me.

    Let’s pray Lizann,

    Dear Heavenly Father,

    We thank You so much for this time. Lord, I commit Lizzan’s requests in Your hnad. Lord, I pray that You bless her husband with a right job. If Dubai one is Your will then Lord, bless him with that. Lord, I pray for Your will be done in his life. Lord, I pray for Lizann’s son who is not talking fluently. Lord, we trust in You and we know that all things are possible with You. Lord, help this precious child to start speaking. Lord, bless this family and draw them closer to You. Lord, we thank You for hearing our prayers. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

    Lizzan, please keep us updated about everything and I’ll be continue praying for you all.

  • Susan Susan says:

    Hi Racheal,

    Praise God! I encourage you keep study the word of God so that He will guide you and bless you.

  • Lizann says:

    Thank You brenda for praying for me and my family, i can already see the difference in my son speking. Praise you god thank you lord.

  • Rachel says:

    Hello Susan,
    Thank you for your kind words and the scripture reading. Yes I have committed my life to Jesus. Praise and Glory belong to him alone.


  • B. Miller B. Miller says:

    Hi Lizann,

    I pray the following for you and your family:

    Lord God, I thank You for Lizann and her faith in You. In the holy and faithful Name of Your Son Jesus, I ask that You grant Lizann’s husband the employment You have in mind for him, that he and their family may prosper all the days of their lives, O Lord. I pray that their son may be blessed by You and that he may know the depth of Your love and his parents’ love for him, that he may grow and develop according to Your plans for his young life; for You, O God, have promised this family and this young boy:

    “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” (NKJV)

    I thank You, Lord, that You hold Lizann and her family in the palm of Your hand and that You have promised them, “whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.” (John 14:13-14, NKJV) So I pray in Your holy Name, O God, that You grant Lizann the desires of her heart according to Your holy will for her and her family.

    In the holy and mighty Name of Jesus I pray,


    With sincere care for you,


  • Lizann says:

    dear lord jesus, i ask you in your name to help my husband get permanent with his job in dubai lord, i trust you that this will be done if i ask you in your name. Lord i know that you will never disappoint ne, u have answered all my prayers. PLease jesus this means a lot to us. I also ask of a speacial favour from you lord to help my 2 years son to start talking , ligten his tongue lord and helkp hom to speak fliently . Tis i ask in jesus name, Amen.

  • Susan Susan says:

    Hi Jamika,

    How are you?

  • Susan Susan says:

    Hi Rene,

    How are you?

  • Susan Susan says:

    Hi Bu,


    Praying for you.

  • Susan Susan says:

    HI Yael,

    I’ll be praying for you both. Yael, keep praying for your relation and ask God to lead you. Since you both are strong believers then I am sure, you both already knows how a godly relation should be. Just be careful and see what the Bible says about marriage and relation. And pray and pray. Leave this to God’s hand and allow Him to handle the entire thing. And be ready to accept God’s decision. Remember, His ways are always beautiful. I am praying.

  • Susan Susan says:

    Hi Irene,

    I really appreciate your confidence and faith in the Lord. Keep it up. Know that I am praying for you.

  • Irene says:

    Hi George and Bu, thanks for the encouraging testimony. My job situation has not changed, but I believe God has an amazing plan for me ahead. I will continue to pray, only God has the power to make things happen, as God specializes in things thought impossible. I would appreciate if you could keep me in your prayers too. Thank You.

  • Sharon Sharon says:

    to Yael– prayer-father God I do pray for Yael and her boyfriend, I pray for him that you can heal his anger of her past and just his anger I pray for him to realize that he is needing counseling for his anger and his abuse towards Yael, I pray for his soften heart, nothing is impossible with you God, I pray for him to open his eyes to see on what he is doing. you love them and I pray for your spirit to be upon both of them, I pray for whatever is going on with this boy friend that he will seek the help he is needing and protect Yael. I pray all of this in JESUS name amen. I would ask your boy friend for him to seek a counselor before you marry I am not judging him but with his anger you don’t want to go into a marry with his anger and his abuse of you and maybe go with him for counseling for your self from his abuse I can’t imagine on what you are feeling for him love but yet again maybe frustrating for his anger. I am praying for you both. from Sharon if you want personal help go to wwww. powertochange. com/mentor hope this helps

  • Yael says:

    I’m in desperate need of prayers. I’m not sure where to go to ask someone to pray for me but could anyone reading this pray for my relationship. My boyfriend and I have been arguing a whole lot. Our arguments have gotten out of control because he has so much anger towards my past. Past from years ago. He has been putting his hands on me a lot and I ask that no one judge him for this I have forgiven him because he is the man I want to marry and I know it’s the devil making him turn into someone he isn’t. The devil tortures him so much and I ask for anyone to pray that evil spirits stay away from us and to pray god help our relationship. We are both strong believers in god and lately he has been drifting and the devil just won’t let us be happy the way we used to be. Thank you everyone who has the heart to pray for us.

  • Bu says:



  • Susan Susan says:

    Hi Bu,

    George’s testimony is excellent. God’s ways are not our ways and God’s time is not ours. There are times, immediate answer, sometimes the answer is going to be just ‘no’ and other times, it can delay. He is our Creator and he knows how, when what etc…But at the end His ways are beautiful.

  • Susan Susan says:

    Hi George,

    Thank you so much for sharing such a powerful testimony. I am encouraged by your testimony. I am sure, Irene, this testimony answer your question.

    God bless you George.

  • Susan Susan says:

    Hi Jamika,

    Let me know if you get any news about job.

  • Chris Chris Landwerlen says:

    bu…we pray with you for jesus prosperity and blessings to be in your life always. blessings!

  • George says:

    Hi Irene
    I want to tell you now that the Lord that we pray is going to reveal Himself to you soon. Just keep your faith raised, don’t lose hope. A good job is coming your Way . I went through what you are going through now, l constantly talked to God . I had no job for a year but l have three degrees and two diplomas on my shoulders, including a masters in English, Irene, what you are going through is very small in God’s eyes . Friends and family got tired of taking care of me to an extent of sleeping in a car garage, without a blanket on me and Hungry . I had no strength to say out a prayer,l could only say, Lord of heavens take care of ME . I honestly don’t want to reflect back to such a life, l find myself crying, as l am doing now as l write this to you Irene . I asked God, If you said you said your sons and daughters will never beg for bread, why is that l don’t have bread now Lord ?”But today, Irene, l have a very good job and don’t eat breakfast anymore because l don’t like it, l eat better food than Bread . I am writing two books about my testimony, I want to give it to all the saints for free, for them to learn from other people’s experiences.
    Father, God, may you please appear to Irene Today as you appeared to me on that day, Oh Lord of mercy bless her with a job, just a job my Lord, l know you can give more than a job as you gave me more than bread when l asked for a slice of bread, I trust you Lord, in Jesus’ name, Amen

  • Bu says:

    On August 5, 2014 at 11:31 i posted my prayer request on this site to ask God’s intervention in my life. i was very hurt and i even cried,crying for his help.On my prayer,i told him that i’m currently experiencing a big challenge of having a low-self esteem. i have been shortlisted to some various companies/departments for job interviews but i could not make it:I was so scared and didn’t know how to speak English properly,so i failed. Then after that i changed my prayer;i asked God to Grant me a Job with no interviews if it’s possible. My dear heavenly father promised me that he will fulfill all my desires and will take care of me throught out.

    Few days ago I fasted for 8 days deeply beggig my Lord to provide with a permanent job as my contract is about to expire(31 October 2014). Then on 19 and 20 August 2014 i received a call from different agencies offering me a job of Cost Accountant and Procurement Officer, i thank God for that. For Procurement officer, the interviews probably will be on Monday. i pray to God to help me when i’m doing my preparations,Guide me, give me light and be my connection.

    So my prayer is to get an appointment before the end of August 2014 and resume my duties by the 01 september 2013.

    I always believe that “when one door closes another door opens”. have mercy on me almighty God.

    In Jesus name i pray and i believe that your word is very powerful. you are the one who can perform miracles at any time.I know he hears my prayer and right now he is busy preparing my blessings

  • Bu says:

    Dear Rene
    in response to your comment: our God is the God of possibilities,he is always on time, he will never leave you as an orphan. he knows what you are going through and he is the only who has solutions of the problems you are currently facing.i’m talking from experience because i’m the one who is currently experiencing the same problem as yours. I graduated since 2010 but up until today i’m still looking for a permanent job. i’ve been shortlisted to some various companies/departments with no success.i trust and believe my God will answer our prayer.
    Father God, thank You for Your Word which is alive and powerful! I set my mind not on my problems but your word that has power over our mountains, in Jesus name,Amen

  • Rene says:

    George, thanks for your prayer. To be honest, I am discouraged. I asked for God’s mercy to help me find a job for over a year now, I did very well at the interview, God gave me hope and then quickly took away my hope. It is at a point that it is getting very critical, I know only God can help, that’s why I am disappointed. I even tried to convince some that God has the right path planned for us at the right timing, I started doubting my belief. I only know the road is hard to travel, I don’t understand what I have done to deserve such a rough path. I will stop asking for help since I don’t want disappointment. I still love God!

  • George says:

    Lord Jesus l commit Irene into thy hands,you know her shortfalls,may you please show her that you are a powerful God God of possibilities.In Jesus name l pray. Amen

  • Susan Susan says:

    Hi Rose,

    I was so happy to read your comment. I love this type of comment. Because, you want a closer walk with our Savior. I am sure, if you really seek God will answer this. I do pray this type of prayer. To have a closer walk the Lord, you need to start studying God’s word in a daily basis. Start spending time in prayer. Am sure, God will meet your needs.

    Rose, can visit

    Rose, I want to pray for you.

    Dear Father,

    I thank You for this time. Lord, I commit Rose and her desire in Your hands. Lord, fulfil he desire and help her to grow closer to You. Lord, reveal things to her and let her be blessing to many. Thank You for hearing our prayers. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

    Hope, you will get back to me Rose?

  • Susan Susan says:

    Hi Jamika,

    I just want to encourage you with these Bible verses: Please read and meditate these verses. Psalms 55:22.. Cast your cares on the LORD
    and he will sustain you;
    he will never let
    the righteous be shaken.

    Isaiah 41:10…So do not fear, for I am with you;
    do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
    I will strengthen you and help you;
    I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

    Romans 8:28…And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[a] have been called according to his purpose.

    Let’s pray: Dear heavenly Father, We thank You again for everything. Lord, I commit Jamika in Your hand. Lord, I pray that You bless Jamika with this job. Lord, You know what is best for Jamika but Lord, You are Jamika’s provider. Have mercy upon her and I thank You for hearing our prayers. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  • Chris Chris Landwerlen says:

    jamika….father supply jamikas needs as she seeks you first and early each day she rises to live for the glory of jesus christ amen!

  • Jamika says:

    Father in the name of Jesus I pray I get this security job tomorrow I have been out of a job for almost a month and I’m staying with a friend and I can’t move anywhere until I pay off an apartment I owe which is 1800.00 father God help me to not stress myself. In the name of Jesus i pray that I get closer to u God because I can’t deal with these trials and tribulations alone!!!

  • Chris Chris Landwerlen says:

    Irene…we pray for you in jesus name that 1 cor 10.13 would be fulfilled, that no temptation or trial can overtake you but what is common to us all and that with the situation, jesus will provide the way out. amen. blessings!!

  • Irene says:

    Dear Lord, Please guide me through each day and help me to make the right decision. I fell so many times, I urgently need your help to lift me and walk with me. Please forgive my sins and give me a big heart to forgive and forget. I wanted to believe everything that happens, it is part of the amazing plan you have for me. Please help me to get out of the current situation very soon, I can’t take it anymore. I am willing to follow you, please grant my wish to come true very soon. In Jesus name. Amen.

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