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

Have you ever noticed how many times in Luke’s Gospel Jesus sits around the table for a meal? He regularly shared meals with others, whether they are Pharisees, sinners and tax collectors, or his disciples. We learn more of what he teaches about his heavenly Parent on these occasions than from what he says in the synagogue. Meals at the table are some of Jesus’ favorite settings for him to make visible to others the good news of God’s mercy and acceptance of all people.

—Trevor Hudson, Pauses for Pentecost: 50 Words for Easter People (Upper Room Books, 2018)

Today’s Question

What do people hear in the conversations around your kitchen table? Join the conversation.

Today’s Scripture

When he was at the table with them, he took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them.
—Luke 24:30 (NRSVUE)

Prayer for the Week

Lord Jesus Christ, breathe the freshness of your Spirit into us that we may come alive again.
[prayer by Trevor Hudson in Pauses for Pentecost]
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1 Comment

  • robert moeller Posted April 6, 2024 6:07 am

    It’s a rare day we we eat together. My son is a proclaimed unbeliever. I am thankful that God in three persons is with me always, Thank You, Lord. Had a good time skiing yesterday, food shopping done,
    May be back on the slopes on Monday. It’s the last day of the season and a solar eclipse. Sunny weather in the forecast. Preparing for Communion tomorrow, the second Sunday in Easter. Watched the Disney movie the Miracle on Ice, The USA beats the USSR at the Olympics. Saw it as it happened on tv 44 years ago. Thank You, Lord for the blessings of the day we all share.

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