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

WE LIVE IN a world where bad things happen to good people. All of us have pain in our lives, to varying degrees. Our pain has a way of drowning out the sound of our truth, that place deep within us that always has known we are God’s beloved. This means the spiritual life is, in part, about recovering our voice and returning to our truth. It’s a journey forward and a journey back: forward toward the voice of the One who made us, back to the truth that always has been in us. We clear away the mess of the lies and noise that tell us we are not worthy until we can see with great clarity that we are God’s beloved.

—Kristen E. Vincent, We Are Beloved: A Lenten Journey with Protestant Prayer Beads (Upper Room Books, 2019)

Today's Question

What spiritual practices help you clear away the mess and noise?  

Today's Scripture

“How precious is your steadfast love, O God! All people may take refuge in the shadow of your wings.”
—Psalm 36:7 (NRSV)

Prayer for the Week

I love you, Lord.
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