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

PRACTICING AWARENESS and trust in God’s love is what spiritual disciplines are about. Just as our muscles require physical exercise, our faith requires daily practice of concentrated awareness of God’s abiding love. With the discipline our faith requires, we can even send God’s love to people and places all over the world. Awareness of God’s presence and prayers of loving kindness exercise the nerve pathways in our minds that can move our attention from all our worries and concerns to God’s presence.

—Tom Camp, Upper Room Disciplines 2019 (Upper Room Books, 2018)

Today's Question

Which spiritual disciplines enable you to practice greater awareness of God’s presence?  

Today's Scripture

“Guard the good treasure entrusted to you, with the help of the Holy Spirit living in us.”
—2 Timothy 1:14 (NRSV)

Prayer for the Week

Lord, thank you for all the ways you are present in my life.
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