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.

This week, Upper Room Daily Reflections features excerpts from Loving the World with God: Fourth Day Living by Rebecca Bruff.

Today’s Reflection

AS WE BECOME more and more faithful about loving the world with God, we won’t need to tell stories. At the end of the day, if we’ve nurtured relationships and honored, protected, loved, and given our best to make a difference, the stories will tell themselves. The rocks and stones will cry out. Neighborhoods will look different. Jail census will look different. Disease statistics will look different. People’s lives will look different.

—Rebecca Bruff
Loving the World with God: Fourth Day Living

From page 90 of Loving the World with God: Fourth Day Living by Rebecca Bruff. Copyright © 2014 by The Upper Room. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. Learn more about or purchase this book.

Today’s Question

When did you last hear a story of transformation? Share your thoughts.

Today’s Scripture

What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?
—Micah 6:8, NRSV

This Week: pray to love others as Jesus loves. Submit your prayer to The Upper Room Living Prayer Center or share it in the comment section.

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  • Jill Posted January 27, 2019 5:51 am

    Thank you all for your continued prayers. I appreciate your words of support.
    Wishing you all a most blessed Sabbath – with worship and rest.

  • Julie Posted January 27, 2019 7:35 am

    I don’t think I’ve ever heard such a story. I know I had to be transformed during my Reynaud’s suffering. In the beginning, I cried out to God askng why and seeking a cure. Now I am more accepting, knowing I have to live with this for my life.
    Prayers and blessings for Jill and her family, Robert, Erich and Annaliese, Connie and her family, Lou and her family, Betsy and her family, Andrea and her family, April and her family, Mary and her family, Rusty and his family, Marcy and Lucy.
    Prayers dear UR family

    • Mary Ng Shwu Ling Posted January 27, 2019 7:54 am

      Thank you Julie for all your prayers. Hope your fingers are better.

      I do pray for people I know and I have seen their progress and I know it is by God’s power that they are transformed.

      Blessings to all and.may all be well!

  • Andrea Posted January 27, 2019 7:40 am

    I believe I have been transformed a number of times in my life. I hope God is not done with me yet.

    Psalm 19 is one of my favorite Psapms.
    “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to you, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer.”

    A blessed Sunday to all.

  • Marcy Posted January 27, 2019 12:52 pm

    Hi loved ones, thank you for prayers. I still pray for all. Rec’d med from mfr. for breathing! See neuro 1/31, Hope new maint. med for migraines. Tried to get appt for glasses, told not civered, working on it. Cardio dr. 2/5, something showed up on 72 hr monitor. Have Hope still from God, wouldn’t get thru without Him. Sorry for choppyness, just wanted to check in with all. Always Faith, Hope and Love. Prayers and Love to all.

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