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

This week’s prayers are written in call-and-response style. One person reads the lines labeled “One,” and the group responds with the lines labeled “All.”

ONE: We affirm that liberation is the divine intent for all human beings,
everywhere, in every age, especially for those who are oppressed, minoritized, and exploited.

ALL: Christ, set us free to experience freedom, justice, and peace.

ONE: We commit to upending injustice, working alongside those who are directly impacted.

ALL: Generous God, supply us with the courage to realize liberation by
interrupting injustice.

—Andrew Wilkes, in Rally: Communal Prayers for Lovers of Jesus and Justice, edited and compiled by Britney Winn Lee (Fresh Air Books, 2020)

Today’s Question

What are you doing to fight injustice? Join the conversation.

Today’s Scripture

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.
—Galatians 5:1 (NIV)

Prayer for the Week

ONE: Come marchers, intercessors, artists, and prophets.
Come newcomers and those who have tried, tried again.

ALL: Get close, get close, get closer now.
Draw near, ask questions, sing songs, take steps.
We need you together.
Prayer by Britney Winn Lee
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Something More

The final litany from Rally was written by Britney Winn Lee in the beginning days of the global pandemic. This prayer reminds us that hope endures; goodness prevails; people surprise us; and love cannot, has not, will not fail. Watch and listen.

Lectionary Readings

(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)

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  • robert moeller Posted September 27, 2022 6:54 am

    I am an advocate for justice. I sign petitions, send messages to government officials, company officers, and advocacy groups. When I am able I help fund programs that work toward justice.
    Communion and worship with our DS this Sunday followed by SPRC and worship team meetings. We had more people in church on Sunday and a nice luncheon followed worship.
    This morning we look at one of Wesley’s sermons and next week start a new study about Wesley’s faith. Conversations with God was not well received by our group. In our opinion it is not Christian.
    After the meeting this morning I will try to review your posts. No news is not good.
    Blessings and prayers.

  • Julie Posted September 27, 2022 9:18 am

    I have not worked for justice that I am aware. But I do not add to it either.
    The boat has been sold. The check is being sent in the mail and after it clears my bank a mover will come to take it. However, h is currently out in the driveway working on the boat. I will have to have him stop and try to get him to understand that it is no longer his and he has other more pressing issues at hand. Also he told me yesterday he hopes to “get better” or recover from Parkinson’s. I once again explained that this is not possible as it is a degenerative disease. He said he can hope. I try to dissuade him as he does nothing but take medication: no excerise or proper eating habits or anything to help himself.
    Prayers for Ally’s pain to be less today and for David to improve using his cane. Prayers for Jill and her family. Prayers for Robert and his church, may the membership continue to grow.

  • Ally Posted September 27, 2022 12:24 pm

    I try to stay informed about causes of injustice and I pray. I would like to put feet to my prayers. Thanks to all for your prayers for us. Know that we pray for you.

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