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

O LORD, you are our protector and helper; I call upon you today for those who are in pain and trouble.
Support and strengthen them. God of grace, grant your help to those who are experiencing mental troubles.
God of mercy, grant your healing to those who are experiencing physical pain.
God of compassion, grant your comfort to those who are experiencing relational difficulties.
God of love, grant your strength to those who are experiencing spiritual troubles.
Faithful God, protect us all, and help us in our times of trouble. God, send your help and support to us. Amen.

– Kristen E. Vincent and Max O. Vincent
Another Bead, Another Prayer

“From pages 64-65 of Another Bead, Another Prayer: Devotions to Use with Protestant Prayer Beads by Kristen E. Vincent and Max O. Vincent. Copyright © 2014 by Kristen E. Vincent and Max O. Vincent. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books.
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Today’s Question

Pray today’s prayer. Share your thoughts.

Today’s Scripture

How much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify our conscience from dead works to worship the living God!
Hebrews 9:14, NRSV

This Week: pray for refugees. Submit your prayer to The Upper Room Living Prayer Center or share it in the comment section.

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This week we remember: Donald M. Baillie (October 31).

Lectionary Readings

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  • Jill Posted November 1, 2018 6:10 am

    God of all comfort – be our Source whom we run to. Father – soothe the physical, emotional, spiritual and relational discomfort of those who visit here. Our needs are great, but You are greater. May Your loving compassion wash over us anew this morning.

  • Betsy Posted November 1, 2018 6:57 am

    Lord, I lift up those hurting in spirit and physical pain who are refugees to a foreign land. May they experience compassion and grace from a welcoming country. Be with those so far from home and feeling unwanted and undervalued. Help us all to remember we all have felt this way at some time. Give us empathy and understanding in all our encounters. Amen

  • Andrea Posted November 1, 2018 7:20 am

    This prayer is for the people Jesus came to earth to serve, the people he sends his followers out to serve. May we be the body of Christ, guided in how we give time and support to Jesus’ mission on earth.

    I am grateful for your prayers and hold you all in my heart and prayers.

  • robert moeller Posted November 1, 2018 7:25 am

    This is a very encompassing prayer and yes, I pray, wish, hope it for everyone.
    Amen to Jill and Betsy’s prayers.
    Prayers for God’s wisdom and guidance as people in the US vote this election season.
    Warm winter clothing has been collected and will be provided Saturday and Monday accompanied by warm beverages and cookies. Very thankful that donations of clothing have been overwhelming.
    Prayers for the tired, hungry masses yearning to be free, may they find real hope and be welcomed as so many people have done in the past. Yes. our immigration laws are flawed and need to be fixed. I pray for just solutions.
    Prayers for Marcy, Rusty and K and all the UR family. Have been busy keeping my head above water with all the political emails, walks and trips to the gym, food shopping, church activities, sports, and some more progress on the Bismarck.

    Have a blessed All Saints Day!

  • Connie Posted November 1, 2018 7:56 am

    An all-encompassing prayer. Lord, remove the “dead works” from my life and “restore the joy of my salvation”.
    Thankful for:
    An enjoyable Trick or Treat group.
    All the Saints in our lives-those gone before us and those among us.
    “Let all who come behind us find us faithful”

  • Julie Posted November 1, 2018 8:11 am

    This is such a powerful and all encompasing prayer. Who among us cannot find ourselves within those described in the verses. Yes Lord, stay with us through our troubles and send Your help and Your peace.
    Prayers for Robert and those of thanksgiving for the warm clothing collected.
    Prayers for Jill and Gloria and those of thnksgiving for Gloria’s possible change of heart.
    Prayers for Betsy and I echo her prayers for those who are seeking a home and a new life.
    Prayers for Andrea and I add my prayers to hers that God equip me to serve others and shine His light to the world.
    Prayers for Connie and I echo her prayers for all the saints we have known and do currently know.
    Prayers for Mary and Marcy and all who read but do not comment.
    Prayers again and again for all the UR loving family

  • Mary Ng Shwu Ling Posted November 1, 2018 8:28 am

    Father God, we want to commit all refugees and their needs into yt hands. May you watch over them and protect them from all harm and danger. May you Bless them with the joy of salvation and the joy of trusting you.


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