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

THE POINT of the Resurrection is not that Jesus has gone to heaven and if we stay faithful for the rest of our lives, we will see him there after we die. The promise is not simply a new life that awaits us after death but a new life that begins right now, and death can never defeat it. We live now in ways that bear witness to the way this world will be when God’s kingdom comes and God’s will is done on earth as it is already done in heaven. In the aftermath of the Easter earthquake, we live now in the power of the risen Christ.

—James A. Harnish
Easter Earthquake: How Resurrection Shakes Our World

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Today’s Question

What does it mean for you to hear the command, “Go and tell.” Share your thoughts.

Today’s Scripture

Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid; go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.”
—Matthew 28:10, NRSV

Prayer for the Week

My Saviour God; How great Thou art, how great Thou art.
—from “How Great Thou Art,” words and music by Stuart K. Hine, 1949

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  • Julie Posted February 26, 2019 8:10 am

    I am to go and tell those I meett about the wonder and promise of the risen Lord. That He over came death not for His own sake but for ours. That He was the ultimate sacrifice for all of our sins. Therefore, now all we have to do is approach Him humbly and ask for forgiveness. Praise God!
    Prayers for Robert and Erich, may their move be God directed. I, too, miss the saints that were a part of past reflections.
    Prayers for Mary and her family, may her parents health improve.
    Prayers for Connie and her constant state of gratitude, may I learn at her feet.
    Prayers for Betsy and her family, may her visit be filled with love snuggles.
    Prayers for Edy and Bill, may the surgery be a complete success.
    Prayers for Marcy, may she be receiving care, we miss her.
    Prayers for Jill, may she imparther strength and peace to her family.
    Prayers for Andrea and her family, may she and Lowell heal soon.
    Prayers for Lou and her family, April and her family, and Rusty and his family.
    Prayers and blessings and warm hugs dear UR family. Thank you for your prayers, spring can’t come soon enough.

    • Mary Ng Shwu Ling Posted February 26, 2019 9:48 am

      Thank you Julie for your prayers!

      May we all be effective in spreading God’s love and the Good news!


  • Connie Posted February 26, 2019 11:41 am

    “Go tell it on the mountain, over the hills and everywhere…..that Jesus Christ is Lord”
    “I love to tell the story of unseen things above”.
    May we raise our voices today and “Go and tell”.
    I will tell you this-I love my Savior. He has been so good to me, a sinner.

  • Andrea Posted February 26, 2019 11:50 am

    The kingdom of heaven is within you. Luke 17:21. We help create God’s kingdom when we see Jesus in the homeless, the immigrant, the elderly, the sick and disabled, the widow or widower, the helpless child, and other marginalized populations.

    It is snowing once again today. The sky is as white as the snow, and bright light breaks through the clouds. Against the whiteness of the sky, ground, and falling snow, the strong dark brown of the oak trees stands out boldly and the copper-colored oak leaves on the smallest oak are a pop of warm color. It is a serene sight. I can meditate prayerfully just watching the snow fall. Prayers for UR friends and wishing God’s peace to all.

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