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

God speaks to us whether we are listening or not. God tries to reassure us whether we understand it or not. The more we practice stillness, the greater our ability to listen for and recognize God’s voice of reassurance and deep love in our lives. The more we recognize God’s naming us as beloved, the greater our ability to serve.

—Kristen E. Vincent, We Are Beloved: A Lenten Journey with Protestant Prayer Beads (Upper Room Books, 2019)

Today’s Question

When you practice stillness, what do you notice about God, yourself, or others? Join the conversation.

Today’s Scripture

Open my eyes, so that I may behold
wondrous things out of your law.
—Psalm 119:18 (NRSVUE)

Prayer for the Week

God of love, who invites me to this journey with your Beloved Son, open my heart to accept your invitation. Hear my concerns about this journey. Help me to learn the way of the beloved. Let me know I am beloved. In the name of Jesus, who reveals the way to your heart. Amen.
[adapted from Kristen E. Vincent, “Prayer Bead Experience,” We Are Beloved]
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1 Comment

  • robert moeller Posted March 29, 2024 6:18 am

    I can be quiet, but in my mind many thoughts creep in.I try to rid myself of them, but they return.
    I need to keep trying.
    From last night’s Maundy Thursdsy service until now whenever I’m awake I try to remember what Jesus was experiencing. Soon before Pontius Pilate, where torture continues, Jesus is condemned to crucifixion. Paying for the sins of the world, Jesus dies on the cross, is removed and buried. Thank You, Lord.

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