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

There are limits to what we can offer ourselves — times when none of the tried and true approaches seem sufficient to our need. Sometimes we can only wait in hope on the provision of a holy energy that seems beyond our own to give us the lift for which we hunger.

—Susan Carol Scott, Still Praying After All These Years: Meditations for Later Life (Upper Room Books, 2019)

Today’s Question

How do you give yourself a lift? When have you sensed a need for the divine provision of strength beyond your known resources? How did that provision come?
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Today’s Scripture

He gives power to the faint and strengthens the powerless.
Even youths will faint and be weary, and the young will fall exhausted,
but those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles;
they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.
—Isaiah 40:29-31 (NRSV)

Prayer for the Week

Sustainer of all that is, give me a faith that hopes for what I cannot see. Thank you for the small miracles that find me each day. Amen.
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Something More

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Lectionary Readings

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1 Comment

  • robert moeller Posted October 16, 2023 6:09 am

    I had reassurance that the task would be completed. I kept going and my anxiety certainly was finished. Thank You, Lord.
    A busy Sunday morning.

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