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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 (NRSVUE)

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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3 Comments

  • Ally Posted February 28, 2024 5:57 am

    I think, by allowing myself to be filled with the water of Holy Spirit and the water of scripture and allow Jesus to cover me with love. I ask God to cover all of us here with love. Amen.

  • Lou Posted February 28, 2024 10:48 am

    Thanks for your prayers Ally- prayers and love to you.
    I love the last sentence- “My soul cries out with joy that I am beloved of God”
    Indeed –
    I’m trying to find more joy in my life – the fact that I am beloved by God is all I need – I focus on that truth today.
    Know that you are all beloved by God –
    Prayers for all who come here- I’m really missing Robert and pray that he is well.
    A sunshiny but cold day in Chicago after a record warm day yesterday and scary storms last night. God’s peace to all this day.

  • Jill Posted February 28, 2024 3:18 pm

    Taking time to be still, before eating supper – this is how I will quiet myself and place myself before Him, without other distractions. Today was a whirlwind at school, not sure why. Feel like I got nothing accomplished. Definitely need to pause here, reflect and re-focus for grief group this evening.
    Lou – same thing here – lots of turbulent weather overnight. Got caught in the rain this morning, jogging. Now extremely windy and cold. Yo-yo weather.
    Father God – watch over the faithful here – especially those whom we have not heard from in a while. And, for those caregiving – strengthen them.

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