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

4th cruciform bead: You have created me to be in relationship with you.

Week beads, set 4: Use each bead to praise God for the different ways you can relate to God in the midst of creation.

—Kristen E. Vincent and Max O. Vincent, Another Bead, Another Prayer: Devotions to Use with Protestant Prayer Beads (Upper Room Books, 2014)

Today’s Question

When have you set aside time to connect with the God who created you? Join the conversation.

Today’s Scripture

[Adam and Eve] heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden at the time of the evening breeze, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden. But the Lord God called to the man and said to him, “Where are you?”
—Genesis 3:8-9 (NRSV)

Prayer for the Week

Pray the following prayer as you touch the cross, invitatory bead, and resurrection beads on a set of Protestant prayer beads.

Holy God, heaven and earth are filled with your glory.
Let my praise be united with that of
the angels as we proclaim that
you are holy, holy, holy. Amen.

Submit your prayer to The Upper Room.

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Lectionary Readings

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  • Ally Posted March 19, 2023 12:22 pm

    I try to set time apart each morning for quiet time and to connect with God. I pray, read scripture, study, and connect wirh God through NEM and my friends here. There are days it doesn’t happen. I am thankful for God’s grace on those days.
    Lewis ok, but still a little sniffly. The new antibiotic is a sulfa drug and reportedly tastes really awful. It causes extreme drooling. Every time I open the bottle to draw it up, he heads for the hills. He really hates it. Pray I can get it down him and we will continue to see improvement.
    I have much to do in work from hom job. Please pray I can keep up and not forget important tasks. I’m having trouble with the pinched nerve in my neck again. This time it’s on the left side. Painful, but not as bad as last fall. Thanks to my friends here for your support and prayers.

  • Jill Posted March 19, 2023 6:02 pm

    My morning routine gets my mind and heart ready for the day ahead. Sometimes my head is swimming with the activities and necessities of the day. I strive for a quiet mind, a mind ready to receive His Word and the working of the Holy Spirit. Also, a malleable heart.
    I went to my friend’s church this morning – and it was really good. The music was just right and the message and time in the Word were meaningful. I went there, so as not to rush to get to my tennis match.
    Speaking of which – really good tennis again – and my partner and I came out on the winning end. It is a pleasure to play with her. She is pretty competitive, like me, and doesn’t shy away from big shots and big points. Our mentalities mesh beautifully.
    I really worked hard this weekend on grading and am in a pretty good spot. Not everything done – but everything done for my classes tomorrow. My friend, who has been ill the past couple of weeks, is coming over for dinner tomorrow night and then we are going to through the next chapter of the book we are doing. I think it has been 3 weeks.

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