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.

Companions in Christ: The Way of Scripture Leader’s Guide

Marjorie J. Thompson • August 2010

BUY Print $12.99

The Way of Scripture Participant's Book is also available for small-group members.

Do you search the scriptures to validate your own beliefs and decisions, or do you allow the Word to search you? If you're looking for a deeper experience of God's Word, this study will support you in going beyond simple Bible study. You'll find ideas to help you lay aside preconceived notions and daily worries, creating a place for a transforming encounter with God.

The Leader's Guide for the 8-week small-group study provides the following:

  • The structure of each weekly 2-hour group meeting
  • A list of materials for all meetings
  • Simple worship suggestions for opening and closing the meetings
  • Instructions for facilitating shared insights and learning
  • A variety of practical approaches to lectio divina

Sessions address these topics:

  • Silentio: Preparing to Be Read by Scripture
  • Lectio: Ingesting the Word
  • Meditatio: Wrestling with God
  • Oratio: Letting God Know How We Feel
  • Contemplatio: Abandoning Ourselves to God in Love
  • Incarnatio: The Word Becoming Flesh in Us

Marjorie J. Thompson is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA). She has served as director of the Pathways Center for Spiritual Leadership and as spiritual director to Companions in Christ, a program outgrowth of the Pathways initiative of The Upper Room. Companions in Christ is a series of small-group resources for spiritual formation in local congregations, suited to ecumenical use. Marjorie has exercised a ministry of teaching, writing, and spiritual guidance for many years.

ISBN: 978-0-8358-1033-3

Imprint: Upper Room

Pub Date: August 2010

Trim Size: 7.3125 in (w) x 9.25 in (h) x in (d)

Page Count: 80

BISAC Categories: RELIGION / Christian Living / Spiritual Growth

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