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

God Remains

HELPER OF ALL who are helpless,
we call on you in times of stress
and in times of devastation.
Pick up the broken pieces
of our hearts, our homes, our history
and restore them to the way they were,
or give us the means of starting over
when everything seems lost.
O God, our help in ages past,
we place all our hope in you.

– From “God Remains” by Miriam Therese Winter
Hope: It’s More Than Wishful Thinking

From “God Remains” by Miriam Therese Winter, page 19 in Hope: It’s More Than Wishful Thinking. Compiled and introduced by Amy Lyles Wilson. Copyright © 2010 by Fresh Air Books. All rights reserved. Used by permission. http://bookstore.upperroom.org/ Learn more about or purchase this book.

Today’s Question

Pray today’s prayer. Share your thoughts.

Today’s Scripture

Praise the LORD! Praise the LORD, O my soul!
Psalm 146:1, NRSV

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This week we remember: Donald M. Baillie (October 31).

Lectionary Readings

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  • Julie Posted October 30, 2018 2:46 pm

    Our hearts here in Pittsburgh mourn the loss of so many wonderful people. But we are a loving and supportive family and we will support one another.
    We are resilient and WE ARE INCLUSIVE
    May we shine like a beacon of hope and love for all the world.

  • robert moeller Posted October 30, 2018 6:24 pm

    Yes, this is true and yes ask it for everyone worldwide. Lord, we so need You.
    Empower is to change hate to LOVE. Help us to bring Your kingdom to earth.

    This came very late in the afternoon and only now I’m finding it. Lord, I also ask for Your wisdom as we vote here in the United States. Biblically it is onlyYou who are our leader, guider, protector, savior. Like the ancient Israelites we have asked for leaders, guide us that our choices mirror Your wish, direction. Help us live up to the motto, “In God We Trust.” With You, Lord, we are on the right path. Thank You, Lord.

  • Mary Ng Shwu Ling Posted October 31, 2018 8:22 am

    Yes above all, God remains!


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