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

The facts—the testimony of the psalmist, the evidence of our own eyes and ears, the emerging understanding of the atmospheric chemists—lead to the same conclusions that God draws for Job in his mighty speech. Our anthropocentric bias is swept away. The question becomes this: what will replace it? Humility, first and foremost. That is certainly Job’s reaction. If we are not, as we currently believe, at the absolute epicenter of the created world, then we need to learn to humble ourselves.

—Bill McKibben, The ComfortingWhirlwind: God, Job, and the Scale of Creation, quoted in Sam Hamilton-Poore, Earth Gospel: A Guide to Prayer for God’s Creation (Upper Room Books, 2009)

Today’s Question

Which spiritual practices help you live with an attitude of humility?
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Today’s Scripture

[The Lord answered Job,]
“Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?
Tell me, if you have understanding.”
—Job 38:4 (NRSV)

Prayer for the Week

Creator Spirit:
As the earth,
so beautiful, so warm,
receives and reflects the sunlight,
so may I receive and reflect your love.
—Sam Hamilton-Poore, Earth Gospel
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  • robert moeller Posted April 9, 2022 6:15 am

    My understanding of the Bible helps me be humble. I am given life, I did nothing to
    come into being and I can do nothing to prevent the end of life in this world. I am dependent
    on Jesus for life everlasting.
    Thankful for a safe and good trip to my daughter’s home yesterday. All is well here. Need to unload today
    to be ready for the trip home tomorrow. Thank You, Lord.
    Blessings at Palm Sunday.

  • Julie Posted April 9, 2022 8:55 am

    Reading the Bible keeps me humble. The power displayed by God is beyond my imagination even. Also his love is humbling.
    We are texting with the person fostering the new kitties and trying to find a day to pick them up. So far we have asked if the last Friday of the month is doable but she has not responded.
    Prayers for Ally and David, may David’s biopsy go well and may Ally find a part time position she can do from home. Prayers for Jill and her student with autism, may the new information she learned help both of them. Prayers for Robert’s visit with his faamily and safe travel home.

  • Jill Posted April 9, 2022 1:59 pm

    Attending the cancer support group and reading articles, blogs and books on suffering – I hope these are increasing my ability to have a humble heart. Also, reading and reading again accounts of Christ’s interactions with people, how He sought out the lowly and was with them. Really with them, intentionally listening.
    It was nice to have a Saturday morning at home and I took full advantage of it with Roger – in the recliner with the heated blanket. We napped, watched big snowflakes fall and were extremely lazy. Every now and again he would stir, hop down and race to the window where the bird feeder is.
    I have a tennis match this afternoon – last one of the season. The summer season begins the second week of May. So, hopefully will go out on a positive note this afternoon.
    Dad invited himself over tomorrow after church – which is fine. My sister is hosting Easter dinner for her husband’s kids at 4:00. So dad informed me he wouldn’t be eating with me, but wants to come by to visit for a few hours. He had a really good time at the concert – he went on and on about it yesterday when I talked with him. I am so grateful to the couple who thought of him and invited him.

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