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

Aging comes whether I notice it or not. It doesn’t stop to ask for permission. It cannot be turned off like a faucet. Like the waves, it comes continuously and steadily, just as God designed it. Why, then, do I try to stop aging as though it’s a disease from which I need a cure? The rhythm of aging is like the ebb and flow of the sea. In aging, as in life, I’ve experienced undeniable loss and unimaginable blessing; I have felt sorrow and immense joy. The beach calls me to a life of promise. Just as the tide of aging persists, so does the faithfulness of my steadfast God.

—Missy Buchanan, Beach Calling: A Devotional Journal for the Middle Years and Beyond (Upper Room Books, 2019)

Today’s Question

What are some of the aspects of aging that bring you joy? Join the conversation.

Today’s Scripture

Even to your old age and gray hairs…I am he who will sustain you.
—Isaiah 46:4 (NIV)

Prayer for the Week

Like the waves of the ocean rolling onto the sand, may God’s glorious grace, rush into my heart and soul, again and again.
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Something More

In a world where change, confrontation, and division are all around us, how are we to live fully and faithfully as followers of Jesus Christ? Join us for RESILIENCE, a virtual event on September 29-30, 2023 as we explore how practicing compassion can transform our relationships. Register today at UpperRoom.org/resilience.

Lectionary Readings

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  • Gail Posted June 10, 2023 9:27 am

    More flexibility with my time. Making time to exercise regularly.

  • Julie Posted June 10, 2023 9:40 am

    Finally finding a therapist who can help me recover and find my voice.
    We have 3 new appliances, all installed and old ones hauled away. It was a madhouse all afternoon but worth it. Of course dealing with h and his tantrums was a part that I could have done without.

  • robert moeller Posted June 10, 2023 2:02 pm

    Can still do many, most of the activities I want to do, have time for them I didn’t have when I was working.
    Hopefully plan A or plan B will work and the new stove will b working next week . Glad Julie’s hectic day had a
    good ending. Am sure h was beside himself and that complicated matters
    Getting a walk between off an on showers. No smoke here, thankfully the weather has helped many places recover.
    We surely need God with the upcoming event on Tuesday. May justice be fair and equitable that no one questions the outcome. Let’s hope we all learn from this and do what is needed to prevent future situations.
    Democracy must prevail.
    I also think there is progress with the new approach I’m taking. Medication is helpful and hopefully soon some therapy as well.
    Wellbeing prayers for all. Thank You Lord.

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