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

When God speaks, God reminds the [Israelites], “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery” (Exod. 20:2).
The God whose presence shakes the mountain is the God who heard their cries when they were in slavery. The God who gives the commandments is the God who freed them from bondage and rescued them when they stood helpless beside the Red Sea. This is the God who, in an amazing act of unexpected grace, saves them when they find themselves utterly incapable of saving themselves.

—James A. Harnish, Easter Earthquake: How Resurrection Shakes Our World (Upper Room Books, 2017)

Today’s Question

How have you experienced God’s liberating grace? Join the conversation.

Today’s Scripture

I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.
—Exodus 20:2, NRSV

Prayer for the Week

Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
For the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
And he shall reign for ever and ever.
King of kings forever and ever!
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
And Lord of lords forever and ever!
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

From Messiah by George Frideric Handel et al., 1685–1759.
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Lectionary Readings

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  • Julie Posted April 4, 2021 4:23 pm

    All right I’ll be the first
    Happy Easter everyone

  • April Posted April 4, 2021 7:43 pm

    Happy Easter to Julie and everyone!! It has been such a beautiful day today, weather wise and for online worship….He is Risen!!

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