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

Cancer helps me turn ordinary moments—laughing, weeping, eating, worshiping, writing, gardening, praying, discovering—into encircling acts of holy protection. And humbling moments too, such as leaning on my husband and others like I did on my walking stick in Iona. I have learned from both sides of the Atlantic that any place can be a thin place. I don’t have to cross an ocean or step into the past to find signs of God’s Spirit breaking through.

—Jan Woodard, Texting Through Cancer: Ordinary Moments of Community, Love, and Healing (Upper Room Books, 2021)

Today’s Question

How have you been shaped by “signs of God’s Spirit breaking through”? Join the conversation.

Today’s Scripture

The heavens are telling the glory of God;
and the firmament proclaims his handiwork.
Day to day pours forth speech,
and night to night declares knowledge.

—Psalm 19:1-2 (NRSV)

Prayer for the Week

God of All,
In you I trust.
All will be well.
All will be well.
All will be well. Amen.
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1 Comment

  • Jill Posted March 4, 2021 5:57 pm

    Those “thin spaces”…liminal spaces…if we can learn to embrace them and open ourselves fully to God and His restorative work – we will yearn for these even more.
    I purchased this book today. I received a promotional email with a discount and free shipping – so I jumped at the opportunity. I have a stack of books to read…maybe spring break or summer. Unfortunately right now – there is just no time. Rarely do I get a chance to read during a regular school year, certainly not this year. I had a few ready for winter break at the beach, but that got cancelled and they remained a stack on my floor.
    As warm and beautiful as it was yesterday, it is snowy and blustery today. Oh this March weather – so teasing.
    Tired and ready for an early to bed…another week almost in the books.
    This expanded time of not hearing from Robert is a significant concern. Prayers of continued healing for David. Prayers of comfort for Julie during these intense days. Prayers too, for April, BJ and Lou.

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