New every morning is your love, great God of light, and all day long you are working for good in the world. Stir up in us desire to serve you, to live peacefully with our neighbors and all your creation, and to devote each day to your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

"A Liturgy for Morning Prayer," Upper Room Worshipbook

Used by permission from the Book of Common Worship, © 2018 Westminster John Knox Press. All rights reserved. This prayer appears in “A Liturgy for Morning Prayer” in Upper Room Worshipbook.


Today’s Reflection

When I connect my wholehearted prayer life with action, I move beyond the paralysis of despair into an action-oriented outlet for my prayers. We are called to embody Christ, to be Christ’s hands, feet, and heart in a broken world. May we consider how we are called into action through our prayers.

—Beth A. Richardson, Walking in the Wilderness: Seeking God During Lent (Upper Room Books, 2020)

Today’s Question

When have your prayers moved you to action? Join the conversation.

Today’s Scripture

Therefore let all who are faithful
offer prayer to you;
at a time of distress, the rush of mighty waters
shall not reach them.
—Psalm 32:6 (NRSVUE)

Prayer for the Week

Holy One, my body, soul, and spirit hunger and thirst for you. Here in this barren wilderness, fill me with your living water. Shape me into the one you would have me become. Amen.
—Beth A. Richardson, Walking in the Wilderness
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Something More

As we approach the World Day of Prayer on March 1, we invite you to join our global community of prayer. Share any prayer requests you may have on The Upper Room Prayer Wall, and become a prayer partner to pray for those in need. Visit UpperRoom.org/prayer.

Lectionary Readings

(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)

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1 Comment

  • robert moeller Posted February 29, 2024 5:41 am

    I’m not sure when my prayers have called me into action. I think thoughts have done so.
    Thankful for wonderful pictures of Korean Lunar New Year celebration with my daughter’s family.
    Hope to see them again later in March.
    Rollercoaster weather, lows in the teens, highs in the upper 30s to 40s, wind today.
    Continued prayers for Ally & David, Julie and Megan, Jill. her family and friends, Rusty & K, Lou,
    April, Rick and Scott, Hope “under moderation” ends soon. Lenten blessings to all. Thank You Lord.

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