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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

I recently talked to my director about the anger and hurt I felt at my workplace due to a poorly communicated change in my role and responsibilities. I used the word betrayal. But as I expressed my anger, my director asked if perhaps there was an element of fear or loss to consider in this scenario. Indeed, this question became a Lookout Point signpost that helped me see beyond the face of anger to a new perspective on my fear of losing my job, coupled with my perceived loss of status. The view of that fear led to a completely different conversation and awareness of God working with me and in me to calm the storm.

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

Today’s Question

Who helps you notice signposts on your spiritual pilgrimage? Join the conversation.

Today’s Scripture

If we walk in the light as he himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.
—1 John 1:7 (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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3 Comments

  • robert moeller Posted March 10, 2022 6:29 am

    As for most of my spiritual journey, I have no human guide. Its the Wesley quadrilateral: scripture, along with tradition, reason, and Christian experience. Prayer, talks with God, faith, Bible reading and study, worship, posting here at the UR, and helping others are all part of my spiritual journey. Thank You, Lord. Progress with condo sale prep continues. Positive comments and how did I do it questions about my Brill car article and model. Very humbling. Hopefully the plumber comes tomorrow as expected, My aunt, 105 years old, passed away Sunday. She was a wonderful person. God is with us always.

  • Julie Posted March 10, 2022 8:59 am

    I second everything Robert said about his faith journey. I emphasize posting here because you are all my spiritual advisors.
    Prayers for Robert, for the loss of his aunt, May God console you with the assurance of her reunion with him. Prayers for Jill, Larry and Becky as they adjust to the new living arrangements. Prayers for Ally and her sisiter that they have the time needed to retrieve all their treasures from their mom’s home. Praise the Lord that they were granted access. Prayers for Jeremy, Scout and Roger, for improved health.

  • Jill Posted March 10, 2022 4:32 pm

    My close friend will always interject a comment when she senses I need to re-direct, or focus on a different angle of a situation. She will say – “What do you think God wants you to learn from this?” or “How do you think He sees this?” I treasure her honesty. Sometimes it initiates an “ouch” – but ultimately the healing moves me to a better space.
    Really good tennis last night. Did not come out on the winning end, but was very satisfied with the level of play. Was so amped up that I had trouble sleeping. Grateful to be home after dinner with my aforementioned friend – and will be early to bed. Seems like a long week.
    I invited dad to come over Sunday when he gets finished at church. We can visit and have lunch. Need to figure out what our schedules will look like on weekends, and how we can build in time together, until the weather improves and we hit the links for 18 holes of golf.
    Lovely sunshine to walk out of school to. Always pleasant to get in a warm car and just crack the windows for a comfortable ride. I think spring is a-coming, but one last snow storm may be in store tomorrow night and Saturday. They are forecasting to go just south and east of here…look out Julie!
    Happy for your news, Ally – for you and your sister. And that Scout and Jeremy are improving. I will be testing Roger on Sunday.

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