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

WE WANT to follow you, Lord, but we confess that we do not always live into your glorious resurrection. Interrupt our plans and increase in our hearts. In Christ’s name, we pray. Amen.

The Africana Worship Book: Year B

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Today’s Question

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Today’s Scripture

Jesus said to him, “Go; your faith has made you well.” Immediately he regained his sight and followed him on the way.
Mark 10:52, NRSV

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This week we remember: Howard Thurman (October 22).

Lectionary Readings

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  • Jill Posted October 28, 2018 4:23 am

    I often think about my perception of surrender and God’s take on it. I think I am fully surrendering to Him and wonder how He sees it…30%, 40%? Does He chuckle in His love for me and just pours out more grace? Does He say – oh Jill – we have miles and miles to go. Or would it be light years and light years? And, yet – His mercies never end. He meets me right where I am and renews me. I am humbled and again mutter – What have I done to deserve love like this? Thank You, Father.
    A moving memorial service yesterday. Many thoughts while sitting there in the pew. I find myself thinking (often? – a relative term) about what my mom’s memorial service will be like. Not sure it is a healthy thought – but my mind goes there, nevertheless. May God continue to sustain my father’s health through all of this. My sister arrived back in town yesterday – there is comfort to know she is here to help support. We will all be together today.

  • robert moeller Posted October 28, 2018 7:00 am

    Yes, Lord, we fall short, again and again. Bombings and an attack on a house or worship, among other bad events, testify to our shortcomings. Lord, we surely need You.

  • Julie Posted October 28, 2018 8:24 am

    I live in the Pittsburgh area.
    Please pray for the Jewish community, police officers, first responders and those injured. So much hate.

  • Connie Posted October 28, 2018 9:14 am

    There is so much hate in this world. It is disheartening. Places of worship no longer safe? That is not right.
    Thankful for:
    People who do not discriminate – there are so many reasons that evil people can find.
    All our Saints in Heaven.
    A burst of color when the sun came out for a few seconds…rust, yellow, etc.
    Thoughts of love for Gloria.

  • Mary Ng Shwu Ling Posted October 28, 2018 8:07 pm

    Praying for the Jewish community. May the peace of God be with them!

    Blessings and have a good week ahead!

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