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

Praise to you, my God and Creator!
Your creativity is matched by your compassion!
Today is a new day in the life of creation.
Let me see and hear,
taste, touch, and smell
the thrill of your grace
the pulse of the Spirit
in and through all creation.

—Sam Hamilton-Poore, Earth Gospel: A Guide to Prayer for God’s Creation (Upper Room Books, 2009)

Today’s Question

What helps you become aware of God’s creativity and compassion? Join the conversation.

Today’s Scripture

Happy are those whose help is the God of Jacob,
whose hope is in the LORD their God,
who made heaven and earth,
the sea, and all that is in them.

—Psalm 146:5-6a (NRSV)

Prayer for the Week

Creator God, help me see the miracles that surround me each day.
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  • Jill Posted July 16, 2020 5:55 am

    I am keenly aware of His creativity when I see the colors of a sunrise or sunset. The sky is majestic in displaying His handiwork. When I was bikeriding with my sister the other day, she asked about my friend’s place in Montana. She asked – can you see the mountains from her townhouse in town? My response was – when I look out her bedroom window near dusk – I actually saw “purple mountain majesty”. I can still see it now in my mind’s eye, a decade later.
    Our day together turned out to be longer than expected, dad and I. We got a flat tire about 15 minutes from our destination. Luckily AAA was fairly quick to respond. The sun was out and we were getting pretty hot. My cousin actually came out to where we were stranded, arriving just as the spare tire had been put on. She led us to a tire center, where we left the car – went with her to the golf course and played. It was really good to catch up on what is going on in her life. She and dad reminisced quite a bit about her dad and grandpa. She took us back to get our car and we headed back, stopping for dinner at a favorite drive-up of mom’s.

  • Julie Posted July 16, 2020 8:06 am

    Having Chai euthanized this morning. Please pray for him, for Megan and myself.
    Please pray for the wonderful vet who does this in the pet’s home.
    Please pray we are able to keep all this from h!

    • April Posted July 16, 2020 9:10 pm

      I lift you up in prayer now and in the days ahead.

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