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, 2021)
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[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 139:13-14a, NRSV
Prayer for the Week
You are invited to replace the prayer below with one you recall from your own childhood.
Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep.
Guide me safely through the night,
And wake me with the morning light.
Submit your prayer to The Upper Room.
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The featured book this week, God Was with Me All Along, was written by Mary Lou Redding, who served as the editor of The Upper Room daily devotional guide for many years. We invite you to take advantage of a free 30-day trial subscription to the email edition of The Upper Room, the only daily devotional written entirely by its readers. To start your free trial, visit UpperRoom.org/welcome.
(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
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