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

FOR THE BELIEVER, life is a concert of praise; indeed,
one’s whole life is a song to be sung, a melodious act of gratitude
to the One who has given us life and redeemed us by
grace. But while solos have their place, it is a chorus—the
whole company of God’s faithful people—that sings “Holy,
holy, holy Lord, God of power and might. Heaven and earth
are full of your glory.”

—Paul Wesley Chilcote, A Life-Shaping Prayer: 52 Meditations in the Wesleyan Spirit (Upper Room Books, 2008)

Today’s Question

How can you participate in the chorus of God’s faithful people today?  Share your thoughts.

Today’s Scripture

“O sing to the LORD a new song;
sing to the LORD, all the earth.”

—Psalm 96:1 (NRSV)

Prayer for the Week

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might. Heaven and earth are full of your glory. Submit your prayer to The Upper Room .

Something More

Blue Christmas: Devotions of Light in a Season of Darkness, an Advent devotional book by Todd Outcalt, reminds us that even in our darkest times, God offers us hope and comfort if we are willing to bring our deepest fears into the light of God’s love. Discover more.

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