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

There really is hope for change. Our problems need not have the final say about the outcome of our lives. There is Someone who wants to help us to live a freer and fuller life. The Big Book of AA suggests that as soon as we say we believe this or are willing to believe this, we will have started on our journey toward those changes that will lead us to spiritual growth and personal happiness.

—Trevor Hudson, One Day at a Time: Discovering the Freedom of 12-Step Spirituality (Upper Room Books, 2007)

Today’s Question

In what ways has your faith given you hope? Join the conversation.

Today’s Scripture

[Jesus said,] “I came so that [people] could have life—indeed, so that they could live life to the fullest.”
—John 10:10 (CEB)

Prayer for the Week

Dear God, I admit that I cannot live life on my own power. I trust that you love me and want what is best for me. Please help me each day to seek your guidance, to love other people, and to live in a way that pleases you. Amen. Submit your prayer to The Upper Room.

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  • robert moeller Posted July 29, 2022 5:29 am

    In what ways has your faith given you hope? Let me count the ways!!! Here are just a few major ones: I wasn’t sent to Vietnam,, great help after my wife passed away, paid off debt, survived a heart attack.
    Thankfully our DS will be with us this Sunday to share some ( what I consider ) good news . A lay pastor supported by a coordinating pastor is in our future. Under the current circumstances it’s the best we can hope for and expect. We are a quarter time pastorate and there aren’t enough pastors.
    Prayers Tom’s “sleepy” digestive tract will wake up and he can come home, David’s rehab is done and he comes home, Jill recovers and can play tennis, things go as well as they can for caregivers Julie and April, and eastern Kentucky gets all the help it needs. Thank You, Lord.

  • Julie Posted July 29, 2022 8:40 am

    The only hope I have is the Lord. He gets me through each day.
    Prayers for Ally and David, for David’s blood pressure and his steadiness on his feet to improve, for Ally’s health and her disability appeal and for the kitties health to improve. Prayers for Jill’s body to respond positively to the rest and stretching. Prayers for Robert’s church as it awaits the cretification of the lay leader and may the church remain a strong contributor to their community.

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