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

Read as a whole, the psalm presents a condensed version of salvation history from Abraham to Moses.

But its purpose is not to educate. Its purpose is to keep the habit of praise alive through all the tight spots of a precarious existence. Whether it is an individual life in the red zone, a family life, or the life of a whole congregation, the Tanakh translation of the psalm offers ten imperatives in its first five verses: Praise the Lord; call on his name; proclaim his deeds; sing praises to him; speak of his wondrous acts; exult in his holy name; let those who seek the Lord rejoice; turn to the Lord; seek his presence constantly; remember the wonders he has done.

—Barbara Brown Taylor, “Divine Provision,” in The Upper Room Disciplines 2023: A Book of Daily Devotions (Upper Room Books, 2022)

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Today’s Question

What can you praise God for today? Join the conversation.

Today’s Scripture

O give thanks to the Lord; call on his name; make known his deeds among the peoples.
Sing to him, sing praises to him; tell of all his wonderful works.
—Psalm 105:1-2 (NRSV)

Prayer for the Week

Loving God, we thank you for the ways you provide for us. Help us to become more aware of your presence in our daily lives and to share your love with others. Amen.
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Lectionary Readings

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1 Comment

  • robert moeller Posted September 20, 2023 5:12 am

    Thank You, Lord for a pastor to guide us toward You. There are meetings today of the trustees and SPRC. Thank You for the resources that enable life’, Your ever presence, love, mercy, and grace. All praise is Yours.

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