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.

God Was with Me All Along

A Guide for Capturing Your Memories and Telling Your Story

Mary Lou Redding • March 2021

BUY Print $21.99

While serving as editor of The Upper Room daily devotional guide for more than 33 years, Mary Lou Redding helped thousands of people share their faith stories with millions of readers around the world. In God Was with Me All Along, she tells stories from her life and provides prompts to help you write your own stories. As you reflect on your life and respond to the questions, you may discover evidence of God’s presence in seemingly random events, in times of celebration, and even in your worst moments.

The book provides plenty of space for you to record your memories, and you can choose which parts are most appealing to you with no pressure to complete every chapter. Follow Redding’s masterful guidance to record your life stories and preserve them for future generations.

A small-group guide is included if you want to work through the book with your friends, Sunday school class, or another small group.

Categories: Spiritual Practice
Mary Lou Redding is interested in many disciplines—art, literature, music, science, philosophy, religion, politics. She is a writer, thinker, feminist, loving mother and grandmother, as well as an outspoken and direct person. One of seven children, Mary Lou is the mother of an adult daughter and grandmother of two nearly perfect granddaughters. Before becoming an editor and writer, she taught basic and advanced prose writing and business communication on the college level. Teaching about writing and the Bible is one of her great loves. Mary Lou has a master of arts degree in rhetoric and writing and worked professionally as a writer and editor for many years, retiring as editorial director of The Upper Room daily devotional guide in 2012.

ISBN: 978-0-8358-1953-4

Imprint: Upper Room Books

Pub Date: March 2021

Trim Size: 6 x 9

Page Count: 160

BISAC Categories: RELIGION / Christian Living / Devotional Journal

BISAC1: REL012150

BISAC2: REL012030

BISAC3: REL012070