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

What will heaven be like? Will it just mean having fun with people we like? Hardly. It will be something far grander: “Then I shall bow in humble adoration, and there proclaim, my God, how great thou art!” We will need an eternity to try to tell God how awed we are, how grateful we are, how humbled and ennobled we are to be God’s people, and to delight in the gift of dwelling – forever! – in God’s presence.

—James C. Howell, Unrevealed Until Its Season: A Lenten Journey with Hymns
(Upper Room Books, 2021)

Today’s Question

What do you think heaven will be like? Join the conversation.

Today’s Scripture

But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells.
—2 Peter 3:13 (NIV)

Prayer for the Week

O God, we give you thanks for hymn writers of the past and present. Help us to always have a song of praise in our hearts and minds, especially in times of trouble. Amen.
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1 Comment

  • Jill Posted March 9, 2023 2:28 pm

    The unanswerable question. It will certainly be about bowing in worship to Him. Will there be activities where we can glorify Him by our actions? I think so. Will there be relationships where we can demonstrate perfected love towards others? I hope so. Will there be animal companions? I surely hope so – for it is in these relationships on Earth where I see unconditional love modeled best towards me.
    More sunshine here. Dinner with a former student tonight. We are hitting a Mexican restaurant near my house and she is going to meet the kittens. She sent them a present when I adopted them. It will be a good night of conversation.

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