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

My spirit hungers and thirsts for God. My heart desires to be shaped by the Holy One, to be clay in the hands of the potter. I imagine myself as soft, red clay in the strong hands of the Creator of the Universe. I feel the deep dryness within me quenched by God’s abundant living water. My soul cries out with joy that I am beloved of God.

—Beth A. Richardson, Walking in the Wilderness: Seeking God During Lent (Upper Room Books, 2020)

Today’s Question

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Today’s Scripture

Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you.
—Psalm 63:3 (NRSV)

Prayer for the Week

Holy One, my body, soul, and spirit hunger and thirst for you. Here in this barren wilderness, fill me with your living water. Shape me into the one you would have me become. Amen.
Beth A. Richardson, Walking in the Wilderness
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  • robert moeller Posted March 30, 2022 7:00 am

    Thankful to help a friend this morning, the hospital is checking a patch of skin, should finish
    as condo association secretary today. Options to visit my daughter increased. More plans
    made for upcoming Poconos trip. Car brakes upgrade tomorrow. Thankful for help with
    Poconos question. Thank You, Lord ,

  • Julie Posted March 30, 2022 8:44 am

    Will have to contemplate this question.
    Megan returned home from dog sitting last night. She has been there since last Wednesday. She enjoys it a lot as she loves dogs.
    Prayers for Ally and David. Prayers of thanksgiving that David is feeling better and prayers for their monetary issues. Prayers for Jill’s evaluation today to go well. Prayers for Robert’s friend’s skin, may it not be serious.

  • Jill Posted March 30, 2022 12:16 pm

    I can be refreshed by just pausing…when every fiber in me looks at the schoolwork which needs completed…and just pause and reflect on His grace. I can be intentionally still for five minutes and pray in gratitude for His Presence in my life, His guidance, His provision. This is much needed, right now – and I will do it.
    My observation did not go as planned, but I feel like it was alright – as this assistant principal believes in me and trusts what I do. The students were working on a group quiz and it took much longer than anticipated with one of the groups. Meanwhile the others who had finished worked together on the weekly assignment. It wasn’t as scripted, but she liked the interactions she observed…I think. My post conference evaluation is Monday. In an unrelated moment – she was in my office discussing another student, as well as treasurer stuff, and we had a nice conversation. She is an excellent administrator, and I believe I have fully recovered from my poor evaluation 6 years ago. When there is trust between administrator and teacher, so much can be accomplished…so much more than just a stupid evaluation. This is her third year in our building and it was apparent early on that she was going to be a strong member of the administrative team. I am grateful to have her in my corner.
    Thank you all for your prayers.
    My sister and her husband are headed home today. They plan to drive straight through. Dad will be grateful to have company around the house.

  • Ally Posted March 30, 2022 6:48 pm

    I think remembering that God will never leave or forsake us is my living water today. Been a day of deep emotions. Today is the last day my sister and BIL can go in our mama’s house. So many memories have been flooding in. Late night talks with Daddy in the kitchen, curling up with mama while she read to us, watching music videos on Friday night with my sister Amy, Christmas morning, Daddy cooking breakfast on Sunday mornings before church, mama’s beautiful flowers. I’m thankful for my family, good memories, but sad that our little house won’t be our home anymore. Thanks to you, my NEM friends, for your prayers for us.

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