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.


Join us for Easter Morning Prayer

Today, Easter Sunday, Kara Lassen Oliver will lead us in Morning Prayer as we celebrate the Resurrection together.


Today’s Reflection

Our journey into service is nurtured with small steps. We can practice putting the needs of others, especially those close to us, before our own. We can offer to do some menial job at home without been asked, like taking out the trash or doing the dishes. We can ask a colleague at work if he or she needs help. If we only look around, we will see endless possibilities for service that inspire our creativity and imagination—and, perhaps, ask us to step outside our comfort zones.

—Anthony Egan, Trevor Hudson, and Russell Pollitt, Divine Friendship: Reflections for Lent (Upper Room Books, 2018)

Today’s Question

Where might you find an opporunity for serving others today? Join the conversation.

Today’s Scripture

Let us consider each other carefully for the purpose of sparking love and good deeds.
—Hebrews 10:24 (CEB)

Prayer for the Week

May this Holy Week be one of challenge, growth, and an ever-deepening friendship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
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Something More

A message from staff of The Upper Room: Christ has risen!

Lectionary Readings

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  • robert moeller Posted April 12, 2020 5:31 am

    There are many ways I try to serve others. I’m thankful God has enabled me to do so. Happy Easter!

  • Jill Posted April 12, 2020 5:58 am

    Happy Easter Morning to all. He is Risen!
    My ways of being of assistance are very limited during this time, which I find discouraging. Today, I will walk with dad, helping to break up another long day for him. It seems that even our walks are quiet, with conversation limited – as there is nothing “new” to talk about. We will not be eating together, as we remain fully isolated from each others’ homes.
    I will pray for others – something I should not underestimate, but long to do more.
    O Father, be near.

  • Bj Posted April 12, 2020 8:16 am

    Good morning to the UR family! “HE is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galileeq, Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and on the third day rise again” Luke 24:6-7. (KJV) Glory be to God! Let’s remember that Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. He is unchanging and steadfast. He always was, always is, and always will be. Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Jesus said, “And behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last” Revelation 22:12-13. (KJV) The perfect reason to celebrate! I really, really love this UR crew. May your day be blessed in God’s favor.

  • Bj Posted April 12, 2020 8:36 am

    May we continue to pray for one another daily. “You can trust God with your PRAYERS ” James 1:6-8 reads, “But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea dtiven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. A doubled minded man is unstable in all his ways.”(KVJ) This crew are a very prayer warriors. I know we have to read the Bible for ourselves, but this praying crew hearts are forever grateful.

  • Andrea Posted April 12, 2020 10:33 am

    Hapoy Easter to dear UR friends. Though quarantined, we are, as always, bound together in Spirit.

    • Bj Posted April 12, 2020 1:24 pm

      Yes, indeed! We are all in this together.

  • Lou Posted April 12, 2020 12:20 pm

    A blessed Easter today- I worshiped with my Sunday school class and then worshipped with my home church online. My youngest who lives with me participated which I was grateful – my oldest daughter said she was watching from the east coast – and my son wished me a happy Easter fist thing this morning- I am grateful for my three children. I will connect with my mother and brother today – I am grateful that my family is doing well during this time and I pray for all of you on this Easter Day.
    Peace Hope and Love.

  • Julie Posted April 12, 2020 12:58 pm

    Happy Easter 🐣 one and all
    Watched a local church on YouTube
    It seemed very warm and welcoming will try to attend when this is over
    Christ is risen alleluia thanks be to God

  • Rick Posted April 12, 2020 7:36 pm

    I hope you had a Blessed Easter Day, thinking of you all and grateful to be part of this.🙏🏻☺️

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