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

We all are called to serve God faithfully in some way because we are God’s beloved. We find our call to live out our belovedness by being still. In the stillness, we experience true connection with God and begin to recognize who God created us to be. We get in touch with our specific gifts and talents and passions. We draw on our belovedness, and from that place, we serve.

—Kristen E. Vincent, We Are Beloved: A Lenten Journey with Protestant Prayer Beads (Upper Room Books, 2019)

Today’s Question

Which spiritual practices help you connect with God? Join the conversation.

Today’s Scripture

“Be still, and know that I am God!
I am exalted among the nations;
I am exalted in the earth.”
—Psalm 46:10 (NRSVUE)

Prayer for the Week

God of love, who invites me to this journey with your Beloved Son, open my heart to accept your invitation. Hear my concerns about this journey. Help me to learn the way of the beloved. Let me know I am beloved. In the name of Jesus, who reveals the way to your heart. Amen.
[adapted from Kristen E. Vincent, “Prayer Bead Experience,” We Are Beloved]
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1 Comment

  • robert moeller Posted March 27, 2024 5:54 am

    Praying, worship, and thanking God for being ever present help me connect with God. Thank You, LORD. Maundy Thursday service tomorrow. Passover leads to Communion. Then the passion begins as Jesus pays for our sins. Thank You Lord.

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