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

When you recognize the truth of God with you in your workplace, you can become an empowering manager.

– Patricia Wilson
The Mindful Manager: The God Factor at Work

From p. 184 of The Mindful Manager: The God Factor at Work. Copyright © 2009 Patricia Wilson. Used with Permission. All Rights Reserved. http://bookstore.upperroom.org/ Learn more about or purchase this book.

Today’s Question

Where do you see God at work in the workplace? Share your thoughts.

Today’s Scripture

The days are surely coming, says the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah.

Jeremiah 31:31, NRSV

This Week: Pray for persons who experience chronic pain. Submit your prayer to The Upper Room Living Prayer Center or share it in the comment section.

Did You Know?

In need of prayer? The Upper Room Living Prayer Center is a 7-day-a-week intercessory prayer ministry staffed by trained volunteers. Call 1-800-251-2468 or visit The Living Prayer Center website.

This week we remember: Patrick of Ireland (March 17).

Lectionary Readings

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  • Lou Posted March 12, 2018 1:13 am

    I see God at work in my workplace as He helps to guide me in working with people who are stressed.
    Lord be with those in chronic pain- either physical and/or emotional or mental pain. God bless Julie, Marcy, Jill and her family, Betsy, Andrea, Louise, Robert, Mary, Carol, and all of those who come to this place even in the sleepless hours- looking for His peace and the rest that only. He can provide.

    • robert moeller Posted March 12, 2018 7:14 am

      Lou, very thankful that you are God-filled. God enables you to help others, your children, and strengthens you through your current challenge. You teach Sunday school too. Bless you.

    • Mary Ng Shwu Ling Posted March 14, 2018 12:19 am

      Thanks Lou!

      May God bless you and your family too

  • Jill Posted March 12, 2018 4:00 am

    I see God in my workplace in one student in particular – she is a foster kid and is vibrant and joyful always. We know of each others’ faith and she leaves me encouraging notes every now and then. One morning I walked in to find a cup of Starbucks coffee she left for me on my desk with a little note. The morning I found out my mom had cancer I went to school to set up things for my sub. She poked her head in my room and came in and hugged me.
    So grateful for church yesterday. Good to be amongst fellow Believers, singing, sharing Communion and receiving The Word. An afternoon walk in the sunshine was wonderful.

    • robert moeller Posted March 12, 2018 7:10 am

      Very thankful for your relationship with this student at school and for the blessings you received going to church. Prayers for you, Becky, Mom and Dad, and Roger, the school where you teach, and the church you attend. I think too of the school where your student-teacher now teaches and the family of the boy who shot himself. God’s peace be with you all.

  • Brenda Smith Posted March 12, 2018 6:02 am

    I see in my work because of people that I am surround with are group of joyful people, that may not all know the Lord but he always let His light shine through . I am every grateful for what He will do today in Jesus name. Pray for me for His wisdom and guidance today .

    • robert moeller Posted March 12, 2018 7:04 am

      Welcome Brenda! Thank you for sharing. Being surrounded by joyful people at work is a great blessing. I pray God’s guidance and wisdom will be yours.
      Have a wonderful God-filled day.

  • robert moeller Posted March 12, 2018 7:01 am

    My work place is different now, no longer a school or an army unit, it is church, the UR family, a railroad historical society, and email connected railroad fans and modelers. Very thankful for church and the UR family who keep me going, sustain and nourish my faith, and provide ways to help any way I can.

    Yes, prayers for those in chronic pain of all kinds is very much needed. I think of Anneliese who went to the hospital for a while on Saturday. She had strong palpitations for an hour but they all stopped while she was in bed at the hospital. She sees her heart doctor on the 14th and will take all the monitoring equipment with her. Julie also comes to mind with her sore hands and foot, but also her difficult relationship with her “husband”. Lou works to help people under stress and has just gone through an extremely stressful situation. Mary and Jill have had tough school situations as well as caring for parents. Marcy deals with the need for oxygen, insurance problems, and the effects of a broken relationship. Prayers for Rusty and K, Connie and Robin, Chloe and Paige and all the UR family. There are church members dealing with long lasting respiratory problems, recovery from heart surgery, and waiting for needed surgery. Through all of these and other situations faith in God has sustained and is sustaining them. Thank You, Lord.

  • Julie Posted March 12, 2018 7:54 am

    Robert, I have learned so much from you. You are very wise and so freely giving of praise, support, and kindness. Thank you for your warm and loving words.
    I had an epiphany yesterday. I was brought to tears. I was not raised to be the person I had become. My grandparents and the Lord were in heaven crying because of my behavior. We are not simply to read the words but live the Word. I resolved to do more for the “husband.” But, I read a study Bible and it says that we shoud not allow ourselves to be used or be victims. So, I do what I feel comfortable doing and insist on being thanked. We are to love our enemies. Sinners love their friends, christians, their enemies.
    Blessings and prayers and thanks for all the UR family and their concerns shared and not
    That Love is all there is,
    is all we know of Love.
    Emily Dickinson

    • robert moeller Posted March 13, 2018 4:08 am

      Thank you for your kind words, Julie. “We all need to learn to get along.”
      There are times to cut the cord and times to be reconciled. I ask for God’s wisdom on when to do that. Pray for relief from the pain you have and may mobility continue even if your daughter gets a job.

  • Mary Ng Shwu Ling Posted March 12, 2018 8:21 am

    So glad to meet a classmate whom i have not met for some time at the neighbourhood super market and we caught up with each other.

    God always send prople to encourage us and His timing is perfect.

    Praise God!

    Blessings to all!

    • robert moeller Posted March 13, 2018 4:12 am

      Mary, glad you met your classmate. I met someone on Saturday I had not seen since the 60s. We had a very long and good talk. He knows my sister as well.
      Best wishes for a good new job and prayers for your family.

      • Mary Ng Shwu Ling Posted March 13, 2018 5:59 am

        Thanks Robert!

        My classmate and i could share with each other deeply cause of our elderly parents, work, etc. It is so good to know i am not the only one going through all these. Thank God for classmates and people of the same age group.


  • Andrea Posted March 12, 2018 10:48 am

    Thankfully, my husband is finally starting to get better, although he has not completely stopped coughing and I pray he does not relapse again. I ask for prayers for his full recovery.

    My work, now, is at home. In the last week plus, I have deep cleaned four rooms and two hallways. It feels good and looks good. I am spending about three hours a day on it. Thank you for your prayers and I ask that you please continue. I attribute my husband’s recovering and my success cleaning to your prayers.

    I have begun to engage in dialogue in a difficult, complicated issue with my siblings and ask for your prayers for healthy compassion, good boundaries, guidance and strength.

    I am thankful to see Marcy is posting again and pray she is able to access the resources she needs. I am also thankful to read Julie’s post today, expressing hope after an epiphany yesterday, and I pray her home situation improves. Jill, I am heartened to read your faithful posts. Mary, I am happy you are out of the old job and pray the new one will be more doable.

    The Emily Dickinson quote is so lovely.

    Prayers and blessings. Special prayers for those in chronic pain.

    • Mary Ng Shwu Ling Posted March 12, 2018 9:23 pm

      Andrea, praise God your husband is getting better!

      May all be well with you and your family!

      Thanks for all your prayers everyone!


    • robert moeller Posted March 13, 2018 4:18 am

      Thankful for the good news with Lowell. People in church have had that same problem with long lasting coughs. Your deep cleaning has to be a big contributor for the future. Prayers for the dialog you will have with your siblings. Yes, the Dickinson quote is very deep and beautiful. Our faith depends on it. Many blessings.

  • Andrea Posted March 13, 2018 5:36 pm

    Thank you, Robert, and many blessings. Continued prayers for you, Erich, Anneliese, and little Pearl.

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