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

WE ARE CALLED to live into our belovedness with courage. At times we will be called to take risks and make sacrifices. We will be called to be vulnerable and lean into uncertainty and even fear. We will be called to do what is necessary to glorify God. It may be scary, and it will require a great deal of courage. But it will be possible because we will be living out our true story with our whole heart. And it will be possible because Jesus sends his Spirit so that we too might live this life of belovedness.

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

Today’s Question

In what ways are we called to glorify God?  Share your thoughts.

Today’s Scripture

“But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and remind you of all that I have said to you.”
—John 14:26 (NRSV)

Prayer for the Week

I love you, Lord.
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  • Jill Posted October 13, 2019 5:30 am

    In all of our ways, we can and should be mindful of glorifying our Father. An intentional mindset can bring this about. Being other oriented. Staying in His presence as much as possible, and allowing Him to schedule our moments for His purposes.
    Prayers for Sunday worship and rest to this UR clan.

  • Bj Posted October 13, 2019 6:54 am

    Good morning, UR family! It is a blessing to yet be on the land of living.
    He didn’t have to wake me up this morning, but He did and I thanked Him. Prayers that this group have a blessed day today and always. Jill, I say amen, to your comments this morning. These are true sayings to me and I am very glad to have read them twice already.

  • Bj Posted October 13, 2019 6:55 am

    It is good to know Jesus!

  • Robert Moeller Posted October 13, 2019 7:01 am

    I think we glorify God by loving God with all our heart, mind, soul, and strength and by loving our neighbor as ourself. Love as Jesus loved, always and to all. Love your enemy.

    Today is a day for me to be fully present for Erich.

    God’s peace, love, mercy, and grace to all the UR family and to all I meet this day. Thank You, Lord.

  • Mary Ng Shwu Ling Posted October 13, 2019 8:48 am

    We glorify God with our lives. All that we do, say and think. We live a life that reflects His love. We made decisions that is pleasing to Him. We do what is right and constantly pray for His will to be done. We serve Him joyfully and always give thanks and praise to Him. We also love the people He has placed in our lives.

    May all be well!

    In our lives, may God be glorified!


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