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

Where are you? God longs to be in one-on-one conversation with us. And so God takes the initiative in coming toward us and asking this question. Think about this for a moment. We are not starting the conversation with God from scratch. God has already begun it. We just need to plug into the conversation that is already going on. One way for us to do this is to respond to this question.

—Trevor Hudson, Questions God Asks Us (Upper Room Books, 2008)

Today’s Question

If God asked, “Where are you?” how would you answer? Join the conversation.

Today’s Scripture

The LORD God called to the man and said to him, “Where are you?”
—Genesis 3:9 (CEB)

Prayer for the Week

God, help me hear what you are asking of me.
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  • Julie Posted August 24, 2021 8:40 am

    Lost….lost in the wilderness…lost in my mind….lost iin my worries….lost
    H responded to the discovery request for financial information after my lawyer sent information regarding her intent to go to court to obtain a motion to compel. Apparently this frightened him enough to actually comply. He finally realized it wasn’t just going to go away if he ignored it. But now things will progress and the worries about the future have begun in earnest.
    Prayers for Ally’s and David’s health and finances, Lou’s and her daughters safety and her daughter’s mental health, Jill, Larry and Roger’s health, and Robert’s, Jenny’s, and Erich’s safety, mental health and relationship and for Marti and her staff. Thank you for your prayers, I need them now! They are appreciated and sooth my soul. May God be with all who visit here.

  • robert moeller Posted August 24, 2021 4:49 pm

    As painful as this new development may be, Julie, I, like you, also see the potential for progress, Yes, I pray that the future will be better. Stay close to and trust in God and your fears will be addressed. A way through the process will result. God is with you.
    Thank you for your prayers for me and my family, for Lou and her daughter, Ally & David, Jill, Larry and Roger, dear Marcy, April, and Marti and her staff. Sad that this oasis numbers so few posters, glad that we stick together like glue. God is with us, thank You, Lord.

  • Jill Posted August 24, 2021 6:10 pm

    My response is – “I am here God – fill me. Pour into me…open the spigot wide.”
    Father – I pray that You would envelope Julie in Your care, that she would bring her burdens to You, and find Your yoke incredibly light. That Your peace would flood her heart and soul. That You would still her and Your Word would bring peace to her. That she would have confidence in the sufficiency of Your grace, for each day.
    And, Father, for all of us – I pray, come quickly Lord Jesus. Thank You for hearing our cries.

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