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Elijah was afraid and fled for his life. He went to Beersheba, a town in Judah, and he left his servant there. Then he went on alone into the wilderness, traveling all day. He sat down under a solitary broom tree and prayed that he might die. “I have had enough, Lord,” he said. “Take my life, for I am no better than my ancestors who have already died.” Then he lay down and slept under the broom tree. But as he was sleeping, an angel touched him and told him, “Get up and eat!” He looked around and there beside his head was some bread baked on hot stones and a jar of water! So he ate and drank and lay down again. Then the angel of the Lord came again and touched him and said, “Get up and eat some more, or the journey ahead will be too much for you.” So he got up and ate and drank, and the food gave him enough strength to travel forty days and forty nights to Mount Sinai, the mountain of God. 1 Kings 19:3-8 NLT

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There are times when life catches up with us and we can end up feeling at the end of our tether, exhausted and very spiritually low too. At times like these God knows that we need our basic physical needs to be met, we need time to recover and we need an angel to care for us.

We can be angels for each other at times like these.

Are you or your partner going through a tough time? Do you know others who are experiencing a tough time?

Prayer (as a couple)

Father God, thank you that we can support each other through tough times. Please give us your strength to keep going and come through the struggles with your love, peace and joy in our hearts. Amen

Prayer (for others)

Father God, we pray for … who are going through tough times at the moment. Please strengthen them and give them your love, peace and joy in the midst of their circumstances. Show us ways to help and support them. Amen.

Final quote

Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. Ecclesiastes 4:9,10

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