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 Participant’s Book

Marjorie J. Thompson, M. Robert Mulholland Jr. • August 2010

BUY Print $9.99

The Way of Scripture Leader's Guide is also available.

Join other committed Christians in an 8-week study (includes a preparatory session) designed to help you experience scripture as a place of transforming encounter with God. This Companions in Christ resource promotes the classical practice of lectio divina to develop patterns of being engaged by God in scripture. The following topics are addressed:

  • Scripture: A Place of Transforming Encounter
  • 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.

Robert Mulholland is professor of New Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky.

ISBN: 978-0-8358-1034-0

Imprint: Upper Room

Pub Date: August 2010

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

Page Count: 112

BISAC Categories: RELIGION / Christian Living / Spiritual Growth

BISAC1: REL012120



I often shake my head in wonder and appreciation for how *The Way of Scripture** lead me deeper into the mystery of the Word addressing us in scripture. I'd never had such a clear or expectant way of encountering Jesus behind and within the words of the Bible. *Lectio divina** has opened me to the penetrating presence of the Spirit inhabiting the text of scripture. My Bible will never be the same! --John Anderson Pastor, Trinity Presbyterian Church Arvada, Colorado