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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

Life is often a blur of people and events, becoming so busy that there isn't time to reflect on life, its meaning, or God's presence. "God is at work in what seem to be random events and even brokenness," Mary Lou Redding writes. At times, life seems like a jumble of loose ends, but God sees from another perspective—weaving a tapestry of life and redemption for the whole world, with each person's story as part of that narrative.

Redding tells stories of her own family and asks questions that encourage readers to recall joyful as well as painful moments in their lives. She skillfully leads readers to capture their stories and reflect on how God has been present in their lives. The book is designed so readers can select which parts are most appealing to them, with no pressure to complete every chapter or answer every question. A guide for small groups is included that can be used for 4, 6, 8, or 16 sessions.


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