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

Each of us is unique. We’ve all heard that, and I absolutely believe it. Each of us reflects God in a way that no one else can. That’s why it’s so important that each of is free to be our true self, in order to reflect the aspects of God that only we embody.

—Mary Lou Redding, God Was with Me All Along: A Guide for Capturing Your Memories and Telling Your Story (Upper Room Books, 2020)

Today’s Question

What aspects of God do you embody when you live as your true self?
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Today’s Scripture

[O Lord,] it was you who formed my inward parts;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
—Psalm 139:13-14 (NRSVUE)

Prayer for the Week

Loving God, be near me as I recall events from my life. Guide me to look at my past with forgiveness and love. Help me to accept where I am in my life journey and to recognize ways you have been present with me all along. Thank you for your unconditional love and for the strength you give me each day. Amen.
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  • robert moeller Posted May 20, 2024 6:00 am

    Hopefully I embody joy, happiness, persistent patience, and commitment. On Pentecost I was able to share my faith with a neighbor. That was an unexpected blessing. I also endured a long rant from my son who is so frustrated with his current situation. Hopefully, expectantly I think two immediate problems facing us will be resolved: care for his cat, Pearl, and a repair of the car’s driveshaft related problem. Funds are available. Both are necessary and bumps in the road on the path of progress that has been made. Thank You, Lord. Hope you all had a joyous Pentecost, our church was colorfully filled with the Spirit. Pentecost continues. Thank You, Holy Spirit.

  • Ally Posted May 21, 2024 5:49 am

    Blessed Pentecost, Robert. Lifting up your needs, especially Pearl and your relationship with Erich b

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