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

Today look for evidences of God’s bounty and love in your life. Enjoy your home, your friends, your family, and all your blessings. Let this be a day in which you are mindful of God’s love and care for you.

—Patricia Wilson, Freedom from Worry: 28 Days of Prayer (Upper Room Books, 2012)

Today’s Question

What signs of God’s love have you noticed in the past day or two?
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Today’s Scripture

O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.
—Psalm 136:1 (NRSV)

Prayer for the Week

Loving God, I am weighed down by worrying so much. Help me remember that you care for me and my needs. I bring my anxieties to you and trust in your power to relieve them. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
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  • Julie Posted July 21, 2022 8:36 am

    I had my therapy appointment which I really needed and playing with my kitties helps relieve the stress.
    Prayers for everyone’s cooncerns.

  • robert moeller Posted July 21, 2022 9:49 am

    Help from both my son and my daughter in the last two days with different issues. The CBT book I’m working with is very helpful, so far information gathering to enable the cognitive behavioral changes that are my goals.
    Thankful your therapy helped you, Julie. Pets are amazing stress relievers. I’ d add grandchildren as well. Have to watch the heat, hope for a few moments to pick some blueberries and plums this afternoon. Thankfully the problem with the pool was fixed yesterday so Oona and Willa can have a swim. Thank You, Lord.

  • Jill Posted July 21, 2022 3:49 pm

    The past day or two – the word “bounty” has been back in my mind. And I can honestly say that there is evidence of God’s bounty – His bounty of grace as I get used to my quiet house. My heart is not achy – I am surprised by this. Truthfully, I don’t understand why I am not more heart broken. I just keep coming back to God…a good place to arrive at – and that He truly has molded my heart, helped me get my priorities straight – and given me the ability to truly enjoy the blessings He gives me without experiencing despair and distraughtness when the blessing is removed or changes. I would give anything to have little Roger back with me, us doing our routines. But I am weirdly ok. I feel blessed to even recognize the bounty in this.
    Temp at 90 again today, yet dad and I were comfortable out on the golf course. A good breeze was our friend.
    Meeting up with a friend from my church and cancer support group – I believe I mentioned our conversation in church on Sunday. I reached out to her today, told her I was praying for her. She texted back about meeting for a walk this evening. It will be on a shaded path. I am glad she took me up on it.

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