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

Today, may you know love.
May you know happiness.
May you know peace.

Today, may you be open.
May you be safe.
May you be blessed.

Today, may you feel uplifted.
May you feel serene.
May you feel joy.

A thousand, thousand prayers,
A thousand, thousand blessings,
On you, and you, and you.

—Beth A. Richardson, Christ Beside Me, Christ Within Me: Celtic Blessings (Upper Room Books, 2016)

Today’s Question

What are you thankful for? Join the conversation.

Today’s Scripture

O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
his steadfast love endures forever!
—Psalm 118:1 (NRSV)

Prayer for the Week

Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me,
Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me.
—Excerpt from a prayer attributed to Saint Patrick
Submit your prayer to The Upper Room.

Something More

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Lectionary Readings

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  • Jill Posted November 25, 2023 5:19 pm

    I am thankful for the health care which is available to me.
    I am thankful for my family, for my dad being intentional about living well, despite missing mom so.
    I am thankful for where my relationship is with my sister.
    I am thankful for my career – and now the ability to ponder the end of it and know I can leave when I am able, if I don’t wish to continue on.
    I am thankful for the ongoing transforming work of The Spirit in me.
    I am thankful for this new chapter – becoming an end of life doula.
    I am thankful for my kittens – the smiles and laughter they bring me each day.
    I am thankful for my dear friendships, each one utterly unique.
    I am thankful for this space, this little community of pray-ers and sharers.
    I am thankful to worship freely tomorrow, and any time I desire to do so.

  • Rusty Posted November 25, 2023 8:34 pm

    Jill, that is beautiful. Thank you.

    I am thankful for my faith in God. For the first 2/3 of my life I had no religious faith at all. I didn’t see any need or reason for faith. Now, I can’t fathom how I could exist in the world without it.

    Thank you, Lord, and praise you. I am bowled over.

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