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

God speaks to us whether we are listening or not. God tries to reassure us whether we understand it or not. The more we practice stillness, the greater our ability to listen for and recognize God’s voice of reassurance and deep love in our lives. The more we recognize God’s naming us as beloved, the greater our ability to serve.

—Kristen E. Vincent, We Are Beloved: A Lenten Journey with Protestant Prayer Beads (Upper Room Books, 2019)

Today’s Question

How are stillness and service both connected to hearing God’s voice? Join the conversation.

Today’s Scripture

Then I heard the Lord’s voice saying, “Whom should I send, and who will go for us?”
I said, “I’m here; send me.”

—Isaiah 6:8 (CEB)

Prayer for the Week

Open my heart to your love, O God.
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Something More

How do we stay centered in the midst of fears, grief, and stress? Here are some resources to help you keep—or create—spiritual wellness and wholeness in the midst of anxiety and stress.

Lectionary Readings

(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)

Liturgy of the Palms

Liturgy of the Passion

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  • Julie Posted April 3, 2020 8:23 am


  • robert moeller Posted April 3, 2020 9:41 am

    We hear God’s voice when we are silent and do God’s will silently. It is God who knows what we are doing. We shouldn’t make a big proclamation to the world.

    Jule, I went to the site and then the comments way at the bottom to get on and post. At first there was an error message. Keyboard working better today. ZOOM wth church friends over breakfast went well. Hope Mary is ok on her mission trip and Marcy has the medical and financial help she needs. Prayers for everyone, the virus does not affect just the sick. May financial help arrive soon. Be safe, stay healthy UR family. Thank You, Lord.

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