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 LEARNED ABOUT THIRST while visiting El Esperanza. More than two-thirds of Nicaragua’s rural communities lack access to clean drinking water. Globally, contaminated water is the second greatest cause of infant mortality. An estimated 1.8 million children die each year as a result of illnesses linked to consumption of polluted water. …

What are we thirsting for today?

PRAYER: O God, we go about our days doing the work and activities that we have planned. With good intentions we make an idol out of our schedules and to-do lists. Would you interrupt our lives like you did the woman at the well? Please come to us where we are today, even if that means that our lives are disrupted. Amen.


From page 60 of Interruptions: A 40-Day Journey with Jesus by Jacob Armstrong. Copyright © 2014 by Jacob Armstrong. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. http://bookstore.upperroom.org/ Learn more about or purchase this book.

Today’s Question

Pray today’s prayer. Share your thoughts.

Today’s Scripture

Answer me when I call, O God of my right! You gave me room when I was in distress. Be gracious to me, and hear my prayer.

Acts 4:1, NRSV

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This week we remember: Dietrich Bonhoeffer(April 9).

Lectionary Readings

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  • Mary Ng Shwu Ling Posted April 10, 2018 2:07 am

    Very grateful for clean water to drink and wash everyday.

    Father God, may you increase our faith and enable us to experience more of your power in our lives!

  • robert moeller Posted April 10, 2018 6:43 am

    “Please come to us where we are today, even if that means that our lives are disrupted. Amen.” Yes, Lord, interruptions from or for You are always welcome.

    Mary, I too am thankful for potable water. Grateful for a good sleep, food to eat, and a trip to the gym today.

    Prayers for the needs of the UR family. The Lord is with you. Thank You, Lord.

  • Julie Posted April 10, 2018 7:53 am

    Yes, Lord, interrupt my day so I may see the opportunities you place in my path to serve you through providing hspitality. May I shine your light into the life of another so they too may thirst for you.
    I thank God, out loud, daily for potable water that is so readily available to us. I am well aware that so maany lack this basic neccessity.
    Blessings and prayers for and thanks to all of the UR family.
    He was a bold man that first ate an oyester.
    Jonathan Swift

  • Andrea Posted April 10, 2018 9:11 am

    Gracious God, interrupt my agenda with Your desire for me. May my faith in You grow and strengthen. May my hospitality toward others also increase.

    Thinking of Marcy and praying she and her circumstances are improving.

    Blessings and prayers for all UR friends and all who visit here.

    • Mary Ng Shwu Ling Posted April 11, 2018 1:44 am

      Yes, Andrea, i missed Marcy too. Hope all is well with her and may God meet all your needs.


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