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

Leader: Prepare the way, cause God’s gonna do it!
People: Every valley gonna be filled, and every mountain and hill gonna
be made low, and the crooked gonna be made straight, and the rough
ways gonna be made smooth.

Leader: We’re all gonna see it!
People: God’s gonna do it!

—Tony Peterson, “God’s Gonna Do It!” in The Africana Worship Book (Year C), edited by Valerie Bridgeman Davis and Safiyah Fosua (Discipleship Resources, 2008)

Today’s Question

What miracle or wondrous thing are you praying for?
Join the conversation.

Today’s Scripture

Every valley shall be raised up, every mountain and hill made low;
the rough ground shall become level, the rugged places a plain.
—Isaiah 40:4 (NIV)

Prayer for the Week

Abba, Help us to see beyond ourselves,
and see you in ALL of the world.
It is because of your goodness and
in response to your grace
that I pray . . . Amen.

—Prayer excerpted from Ray C. Jordan, “Help Me to See You” (Psalm 42), in The Africana Worship Book (Year C)
Submit your prayer to The Upper Room.

Something More

“God is the source of liberation but enlists us, God’s disciples, as a resource to accomplish this purpose,” Terrell L. McTyer writes in his reflection on liberation for the Upper Room Ministries Blog.
Read more here.

Lectionary Readings

(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)

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  • robert moeller Posted June 26, 2022 6:56 am

    Selling the condo and buying a single family home in the Poconos. Easier said than done in the current market.
    Worship planning for July 3rd is going well. CCUMC will be back to laity led worship at a time when many expected we would have a pastor. The strawberry shortcake event returns. We work to improve our communication technology and wait for the decision of a lay leader on possibly becoming a certified lay pastor.
    Prayers for women’s reproductive health care and safer environments for all with a new gun and mental health law. Today will be the hottest of the weekend, glad to be able to stay cool. Prayers for those facing far hotter and more humid weather than here. Be safe! Thank You, Lord.

  • Jill Posted June 26, 2022 3:27 pm

    I don’t know that I am praying “that big” right now. I am praying that my friend and her daughter will be very aware of their reservoir – how much capacity they have to engage with people, having been gone for so long. I pray they will be very attuned to self care and be comfortable with saying “no”. I am praying for a new member of the cancer support group – we met 3 meetings ago. Her mom passed this week of pancreatic cancer. The daughter has four children under the age of 13 and is having challenging conversations with them. I am praying for Julie – for wisdom, courage and discernment in the days ahead with h. I pray for Ally and David, for viable possibilities for income and for continued healing. I pray for Robert and his continued guidance of Erich, for decisions which lie ahead. I pray for Lou, as she still settles into life on her own, treasuring time spent with her children when the possibility presents itself. I pray for April, as she selflessly cares for her loved one. May God strengthen and sustain her.
    It was good to be in the House of the Lord with His people this morning.
    A quiet rest of the day at home.

  • Ally Posted June 26, 2022 11:25 pm

    The miracle I pray for us David’s healing. He fell Saturday night and broke his hip and had surgery to repair the break today. We feel sort of like we have been whacked with a club. This has been my fear, ever since he developed balance issues after covid. Please pray, dear friends. I am at my wits end trying to find ways to keep him safe.
    Robert, I am agreeing with you in prayer for women’s reproductive rights/issues, our right to privacy, and efforts to keep us safe. Prayers for your church as you seek wisdom. Jill, thank you for your prayers for David and me. I’m praying for your friend and her Family as they mourn her mom who died of pancreatic cancer. Lord, help us to be the people you want us to be.

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