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

Laughter is one of God’s good gifts to us. Making time to laugh is a spiritual discipline that can lead us to gratitude for the people and experiences that move us to laughter.

—Mary Lou Redding, God Was with Me All Along: A Guide for Capturing Your Memories and Telling Your Story (Upper Room Books, 2020)

Today’s Question

What memory always makes you laugh or smile? Join the conversation.

Today’s Scripture

A joyful heart helps healing.
—Proverbs 17:22 (CEB)

Prayer for the Week

Loving God, be near me as I recall events from my life. Guide me to look at my past with forgiveness and love. Help me to accept where I am in my life journey and to recognize ways you have been present with me all along. Thank you for your unconditional love and for the strength you give me each day. Amen.
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  • robert moeller Posted May 22, 2024 7:46 am

    The day my son had trouble turnning on his light. I pressed the switch once and it turned on!
    Yes, laughter ius a great gift. Thank You, Lord

  • Jill Posted May 22, 2024 4:14 pm

    My thought immediately went to mom, dad, Becky, Don and I around the table, playing cards. Something would happen and mom would get to giggling, my sister giggles at everything and soon all of us were just lost in laughter. I am glad to have this memory.
    I am convinced God has a sense of humor, and am grateful for His bestowing on each of His creatures a touch of humor, some more than others. My colleague next door to me is so funny – the kids gravitate to her personality.
    Grateful for a quiet evening at home. Possibly storms this evening. Had quite a thunderstorm this morning – unusual. I am not sure it rained here…need to decide if I am going to water my flowers this evening.

  • Julie Posted May 22, 2024 5:00 pm

    Lately my one cat has decided he LOVES the evening news. But especially the weatherman.
    He watches intently and bats at the radar as he sits on the TV stand. Can’t decide if I should warn him about his eyesight deteriorating cuz of sitting too close!😵‍💫😆

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