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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

You may be thinking, I don’t have any big issues or areas of awakening going on in my life right now. Maybe I don’t need a spiritual director. Having issues to work out is not a prerequisite for being in spiritual direction. In fact, I do not have a big problem to talk about in most of my own meetings with a director. It’s in my ordinary day—especially in my work life, home and family relationships, and my church community—where I’m looking for God’s presence and need a companion to help me unravel and reveal where God is leading. Part of the joy of direction is knowing that someone is walking with me during my fallow seasons and planting seasons, as well as in my seasons of harvest.

—Marsha Crockett, Sacred Conversation: Exploring the Seven Gifts of Spiritual Direction (Upper Room Books, 2021)

Today’s Question

How might you benefit from a companion helping you see where God is leading?
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Today’s Scripture

If any of you is lacking in wisdom, ask God, who gives to all generously and ungrudgingly, and it will be given you.
—James 1:5 (NRSV)

Prayer for the Week

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
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4 Comments

  • robert moeller Posted March 7, 2022 5:44 am

    I can only imagine how a companion would help me see where God is leading me. For a brief 10 weeks 20 years ago I came as close as I have ever been to such a companion, but that too ended.
    I have the very strong feeling that only God understands me. Progress is being made in preparing the condo for sale, researching the Poconos, There’s more to do. The same is true for my East Swanton station model. Thankful for resources, to help move forward. Zoom worship was good, we may be getting closer to in person worship, have to keep an eye on Covid. Thank You, Lord for the blessings of the day

  • robert moeller Posted March 7, 2022 6:05 am

    Prayers for Ally’s state of mind, be uplifted, Julie’s health, continued recovery , Larry’s move with Jill and Becky’s help, the situation at Jill’s school, Lou’s soon to be completed construction project. We all have had experiences that we have endured, regretted, tried to move past, and forgiven. At times we grin and bear them, at other times they still hurt, and hopefully there is closure. I’m thankful that God understands all of this and is with us. Thank You, Lord.

  • Julie Posted March 7, 2022 8:12 am

    They could be more objective than myself.
    Prayers for Ally, continued prayers that the Lord hold her in his loving arms and help her bear her burdens. You are loved and I am praying for you. Prayers for Jill, Larry and Becky aas they continue to prepare for the sale of the condo and the move. Prayers for Robert as he prepares for another move, may this be the final one. Prayers for all who visit here.

  • Jill Posted March 7, 2022 10:49 am

    I greatly benefitted and grew from my time with a spiritual director. I was seeking then. I stopped seeing her shortly after my mom passed. I felt like I was able to be in tune with God, what He was doing in my life – and I had a trusted group of friends who I could turn to who could assist me in a manner in which my spiritual director assisted me.
    Back to work after a busy weekend. I got a fair amount of school work done yesterday afternoon. Doesn’t seem like I took advantage of the beautiful weather. I did have all my windows open yesterday so Roger could get fresh air through his whiskers. It was quite pleasant to not grab a coat on the way out the door.

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