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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.

My Body Is Good

Giving Up Diet Culture and Embracing Body Positivity for Lent

Anne Cumings • October 2022

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Author Anne Cumings recalls growing up in a culture that scrutinized her body as a source of weakness and sin. Her church warned of "slippery slides into debauchery," and modern culture taught her that she must look a certain way to be attractive, acceptable, even lovable—something to which most women will relate. Now, equipped with a body-positive mindset, she has created an engaging and uplifting study, My Body Is Good, to guide readers through a Lenten season of celebrating their bodies.

Written specifically for women, each daily meditation offers a scripture passage, a reflection, and a prayer. Readers are encouraged to capture their questions, ideas, and thoughts through journaling and other spiritual practices, all with the intention of healing from diet culture. Join her on this Lenten journey and never again forget that your God-given body, made from dust, is good.


Categories: Lent

ISBN: 978-0-8358-2010-3

EPub ISBN: 978-0-8358-2011-0

Imprint: Upper Room Books

Pub Date: October 2022

Trim Size: 9 x 6

Page Count: 160

BISAC Categories:

BISAC1: RELIGION / Holidays / Easter & Lent

BISAC2: RELIGION / Christian Living / Devotional

BISAC3: RELIGION / Biblical Meditations / General