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.


Today’s Reflection

Easter people know that taking deep breaths of the Holy Spirit must become a daily habit. The good news is that the risen Jesus continues to breathe on and into us. He is willing to do this for anyone and everyone, especially for those willing to come close enough to feel his breath.

—Trevor Hudson, Pauses for Pentecost: 50 Words for Easter People (Upper Room Books, 2018)

Today’s Question

Do you feel the Holy Spirit’s breath? Join the conversation.

Today’s Scripture

When [Jesus] had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.”
—John 20:22 (NRSVUE)

Prayer for the Week

Lord Jesus Christ, breathe the freshness of your Spirit into us that we may come alive again.
[prayer by Trevor Hudson in Pauses for Pentecost]
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  • robert moeller Posted April 7, 2024 12:20 pm

    I believe I feel the breath of the Holy Spirit. I am concerned to help serve holy Communion, prepare for fellowship time. open the church, send the offering to the treasurer, and help others all because of faith, the love of God, and yes, the breath of the Holy Spirit.
    The second Sunday in Easter, worship in person, Communion, fellowship and a blessed time at church. Power has been or is being restored to many after the last snow storm. Repair trucks are out and about, easy to be seen. Many trees, especially pine, came down in this last storm. They have shallow roots and with heavy wet snow and high winds, down they came, small branches, limbs, half way up the tree trunks, and right at the roots trunks. High water in rivers took out bank side trees.
    Thankfully, Lord, we are all safe.

  • Ally Posted April 7, 2024 12:50 pm

    I can feel the breath of the Holy Spirit at times, when I surrender the busyness and and still. I am thankful that Jesus continues to beckon. Holy aspirin, help me come closer.

    • Ally Posted April 7, 2024 9:23 pm

      That should read Holy Spirit. Autocorrect is ridiculous. Love to all.

  • April Posted April 7, 2024 6:54 pm

    I am a day late with the word table, but I want to share that yesterday we were invited to our church for brunch. We sat at round tables where the topic of the future of our church building was discussed. Many ideas about roof repair, solar panels, single pane windows being replaced with double pane. Etc. we were sent home with the first instruction on finding a solution being to pray.
    I love round tables!! We still have our first round kitchen table and the many memories that it holds. We heard about school issues, car problems, financial challenges. Looking back, I see that I should have spent more time praying about the topics voiced and let God help more. Now I try to pick up on issues through text messages or the absence of messages.
    Thankful for all the Blessings God bestows on us, His children. We are indeed Easter People!!. May the Holy Spirit come close to you Ally, as you care for David and pray for your young friend with cancer.

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