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

All of us can look back on our lives and identify red-letter days, events that mark the stages in our journey. Starting school, having our children, having our youngest child start or graduate from school, getting our first job, buying our first car on our own, buying our first home—remembering events such as these can help us reflect on how God has borne us along and move us to gratitude for God’s goodness.

—Mary Lou Redding, God Was with Me All Along: A Guide for Capturing Your Memories and Telling Your Story (Upper Room Books, 2020)

Today’s Question

What red-letter days move you to gratitude for God’s goodness? Join the conversation.

Today’s Scripture

This has happened because of the Lord;
it is astounding in our sight!
This is the day the Lord acted;
we will rejoice and celebrate in it!
—Psalm 118:23-24 (CEB)

Prayer for the Week

Loving God, be near me as I recall events from my life. Guide me to look at my past with forgiveness and love. Help me to accept where I am in my life journey and to recognize ways you have been present with me all along. Thank you for your unconditional love and for the strength you give me each day. Amen.
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  • robert moeller Posted May 24, 2024 5:12 am

    Two house buying days, one in Bayside NY and the other in Ridgewood, NJ are red letter days. Seeing my daughter and son graduate from college, many birthdays, awards for sports and theatre, an Eagle Scout-Order of the Arrow, confirmation and baptism, a wedding. Life has been full of many red letter days. Thank You, Lord.
    I need to resume looking for posts from NEM posters now that the infamous “awaiting moderation” is GONE. That’s a red letter day for sure! Blessings to you all! Thank You, Lord

  • robert moeller Posted May 24, 2024 5:29 am

    Looked back through this week at NEM posts. Welcome again Marian Straight! Thanks Ally for your prayers, you have mine as well. Am I understanding correctly that “h” passed away? Blessings to you Julie for the care you gave in a very difficult situation. God knows very well what you did. Funny cat watching tv. Laughter with Jill’s family too. God does wonders helping you, Jill to help people near the end of life here on earth. You will be a blessing. Glad to see a post from Lou. Some normalcy has returned for me seeing your posts. Thank You, Lord

  • Jill Posted May 24, 2024 6:45 am

    The absolute red-letter “time” was walking alongside my mom as she struggled with cancer. That experience continues to shape me and I am trusting God on this path He has me on.
    Another red-letter day were the multitude of days and teaching jobs I didn’t get – so that I could get the one that I have been in now for 29 years. I was bitterly disappointed so many times by not getting the job I thought I was a perfect fit for. Could not have imagined how my career would turn out. Thanks be to God.
    Dad meets with his cardiologist this morning – Becky and I will be with him. We are anxious to hear her thoughts on whether he should be driving. Dad and I plan on golfing after the appointment.
    Tennis again last night – another late night. Super competitive, but came out on the losing end. Very much enjoyed playing with my partner.

  • Julie Posted May 24, 2024 8:20 am

    Yes Robert, you understand correctly. H died and that indeed was a red letter day for me.
    I found out Wednesday that h squeezed my hand so tightly during one attack that he broke my hand. I continued to care for him nonetheless and even called in a different hospice when the first proved subpar.
    His death was a red letter day for me indeed.

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