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

The YIELD SIGN reminds us to pause before making decisions, practicing self-control. . . .

Find one way you can remember to pause and say a prayer in order to make good decisions. This week model ways that your children can pause, pray, and show self-control.

—Kara Lassen Oliver, Passing It On: How to Nurture Your Children’s Faith Season by Season (Upper Room Books, 2015)

Today’s Question

When have you paused before making a decision? Did you act differently after you paused?
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Today’s Scripture

Teach me your way, O LORD,
that I may walk in your truth;
give me an undivided heart to revere your name.
—Psalm 86:11 (NRSV)

Prayer for the Week

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
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  • robert moeller Posted May 28, 2022 8:31 am

    The wonders cats do are beyond our imagination. Never had a cat do that shower curtain thing, but am very sure it’s fun. Cats are fun!!! Isis used to play ball with a ball that went along a track. She would tap it and it went to the left, when it got to where she could see it again shit tapped it back the other way.
    I’d say we are in a BIG PAUSE at the moment. Received info from the realtor on what’s being done to try and sell the condo/ Widespread and far flung info via various means. Don’t expect much, if any, action this weekend, but hope things pick up next week. Have some ideas on what we might
    do. Still hoping for a sale so we can het to the Poconos.
    Yes prayers for a successful end of school for Jill’s students and that daughter of her friend. good health news for David, progress with the at home job and disability application for Ally, Lou’s safe travel and helping hand in NYC, needed rest for caregiver April, peace for Rick and his husband.
    Have a peaceful weekend, it will be a tough one in Buffalo and Uvalde, they are in my prayers and I advocate for laws that at the minimum make events like they endured less apt to happen and at the maximum reduce them to rare if ever occurrences. People before guns.

  • Julie Posted May 28, 2022 8:57 am

    I definitely need to do this more often. I know it would help with so many decisions and actions.
    Tomorrow I will be spending alone as Megan is with her dad. I am going to try to walk around the Botanical Garden as I joined as a member last year. I truly enjoyed walking through the grounds on days without Megan. It is mostly wooded areas and cool even when the temperature and humidity are high as they will be tomorrow.
    Prayers for Ally and David as they enjoy time together this weekend, may they be able to forget the appeal and just enjoy the holiday. Prayers for April to also find time to enjoy the holiday amidst her caregiving duties. Prayers for Jill and her family, may they enjoy golf and time spent together. Prayers for Lou and her daughter as they visit together, may they be safe. Prayers for Rick and his husband as they enjoy the holiday in their new old home. Prayers for Robert and Erich to enjoy the holiday and forget for a few days the sale of the condo and the move.

  • Jill Posted May 28, 2022 4:59 pm

    I find myself being quite prayerful on days when dad and I golf. I need to be aware of my need for patience. His lack of hearing makes general conversation a challenge. And on the golf course – my mom would say he has “ants in his pants”. Always moving, unaware he is making sounds because he can’t hear. For me to golf well – I need to have supreme concentration. So, I just need to be patient while he is roaming about, looking for lost golf balls or just muttering to himself in disgust over his golf game. I keep trying to be mindful of what a blessing it is that he is able to golf at 88. He had a poor day today and I played pretty well. I could have had an even better score, but I got frustrated with his meandering about and lost focus on the shot at hand. It’s ok and I kept it to myself. So, that is a win. I keep imagining what it would be like if mom golfed – he would make her crazy and she would let him know, every time. Sometimes when I get frustrated I want to say to him – is this what you do when you golf with the guys? But – that too is a victory – keeping that comment to myself. Now, if I can banish that thought quicker in the future.
    We had a lovely dinner at a BBQ place on the way home – beat the crowds – and I had chicken and waffles. I have only had this previously in Carolina – and always very pleased. Was hesitant, but gave it a try. So good!!!
    After Roger gets fed and has his shot, I am going to go get some mulch. I didn’t mulch last year – and it is a must this year. Will see how many bags I can get in my car.

  • Rick Posted May 28, 2022 6:13 pm

    I like the idea of yield, it was a common practice I learned in my early days of recovery. Pause and turn to God. Some days I can get into self will and quickly see that. Scott and I have become good about praying before making major decisions in our lives,This has been a blessing for us. I’ve been quiet this week reading, praying and not posting. Settling Scott’s mom’s estate has been keeping us busy. Our beloved cat LC has not been well but reading about yours has helped me to stay focused on all the joy and love she has brought into our lives. LC loves the shower and loves to play in the water. The readings this week have been a blessing. I love art as one who can appreciate it. Music always lifts me up and I love hymns and have an eclectic application for different genres. I don’t know if I’m a great dancer but I love to dance. I need to become better at journaling. I pray this Memorial Day weekend, as we remember those that served and loved ones lost, you will all take time for rest and recreation. I appreciate you all, keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. You have all been a blessing to me.

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