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

How can people see me feeding and nurturing the worm within the dry wood, pasturing the brute beasts, nourishing the fish in the sea, all the animals on the earth and the birds in the air, commanding the sun to shine on the plants and the dew to fertilize the soil, and not believe that I nourish them as well, my creatures made in my image and likeness? As a matter of fact, all this is done by my goodness to serve them. No matter where they turn, spiritually and materially they will find nothing but my deep burning charity and the greatest, gentle, true, perfect providence.

—Catherine of Siena, The Dialogue, quoted in Sam Hamilton-Poore, Earth Gospel: A Guide to Prayer for God’s Creation (Upper Room Books, 2009)

Today’s Question

As you ponder today’s reflection, what insight does it give you about the mindset of the Creator?
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Today’s Scripture

For who in the skies can be compared to the LORD?
Who among the heavenly beings is like the LORD,
a God feared in the council of the holy ones,
great and awesome above all that are around him?
—Psalm 89:6-7 (NRSV)

Prayer for the Week

Creator Spirit:
As the earth,
so beautiful, so warm,
receives and reflects the sunlight,
so may I receive and reflect your love.
—Sam Hamilton-Poore, Earth Gospel
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  • Joe Parrish Posted April 8, 2022 4:11 am

    It is 44th day since the Invasion of Ukraine by Russia. Please pray for healing and peace.
    Oh, yes, my European friend.

    • Ally Posted April 8, 2022 3:04 pm

      Lord in Your Mercy, hear our prayer.

  • Julie Posted April 8, 2022 8:55 am

    That the creator that cares so much for his creation also cares as much or more for us, also his creation. That as he nourishes the plants and animals he also nourshes us through them. That he loves us and cares for us especially as we are made in his image.
    Prayers for Ally and David’s finances and health, Jill’s schoolwork and countdown to spring break and Robert’s safety while traveling.

  • robert moeller Posted April 8, 2022 9:42 am

    God is LOVE. LOVE created us and LOVE sustains us. Sometimes the obvious is hard to recognize. Yes, prayers for Ukraine. Glad to see the Ukrainian colors on my drive today. So far so good despite some rain. I surely want Ukraine to have all the support it needs in whatever form that takes. Prayers for Ally&David, their many needs and concerns, Jill’s almost to spring break school days, great review. and Roger’s health.
    Very hopefull that next week’s trip to the Poconos will be rewarding. We are finding interesting homes on line, but as they say the proof is in the pudding. Blessings to all as we approach Palm Sunday.

  • Jill Posted April 8, 2022 2:30 pm

    Nothing is to minute to catch His eye, to have His attention. I try to find pleasures in simple things and to take time to “smell the roses” amongst other things. To ponder the rose, to appreciate things in the universe that are created by the Creator.
    A pretty easy day at school today. Got some grading done and definitely have things in a good spot heading into the weekend. Some schoolwork to do, but manageable as I finally have a weekend not jam packed.

  • Ally Posted April 8, 2022 4:19 pm

    Like the Sermon on The Mount. If God cares so for the flora and fauna, How much more will God care for us? In God’s love, God provides. Lord, help me to trust You in difficult times.
    I’m thankful for a friend who has come this week to help me with some things in my house. Tomorrow, she is coming back yo help me organize our spare room so it can serve as a study/office space. Trying to think positive about the disability process, but be prepared for all contingencies. I can work part-time if my claim is approved. I think a part-time work from home thing would be a good thing for me, holistically. David’s biopsy is a week from today.
    Robert, I pray for traveling mercies and that you find the home you are looking for. Julie, prayers for healing for your kidneys and that you can find a program to get the meds you need. Access to healthcare should not be such a struggle in our wealthy nation. Jill, prayers as you wind down to spring break. I hope Larry enjoyed the Collingsworth concert. I admire their musicianship. Praying still that little Roger is benefiting from his new treatment plan.
    prayers for people of faith to be motivated to care for God’s creation. Prayers for the people of Ukraine, that their sovereignty will be honored, that peace will reign. Justice too. Prayers for democracy to prevail. Blessings to all.

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