GOD, LET US COUNT THE WAYS you never leave us.
Your Light of Day greeted us this morning.
The smell of life filled our nostrils with the crisp, chilly air of a new day.
The melody of gently crackling leaves whispered your love in our ears.
These are among the Good Morning gifts we thank you for. You have given us another day in your Precious Presence.
Come what may this day:
angry traffic, angry words,
paved roads, paved ways,
we will praise your Holy Name!
And so we greet you this day with shouts of joy and thanksgiving. Amen.
– Sherrie Dobbs Johnson
– The Africana Worship Book (Year A)
From “Morning Prayer” by Sherrie Dobbs Johnson, page 77 in The Africana Worship Book: Year A, edited by Valerie Bridgeman Davis and Safiyah Fosua. Copyright © 2006 Discipleship Resources. All rights reserved. Used by permision. http://www.upperroom.org/bookstore/. Learn more about or purchase this book.
Try to find time in the morning to walk outside this week. Give thanks to God as you walk. Share your thoughts.
Today’s Scripture Reading
As shepherds seek out their flocks when they are among their scattered sheep, so I will seek out my sheep. I will rescue them from all the places to which they have been scattered on a day of clouds and thick darkness.
Ezekiel 34:12, NRSV
This Week: Pray for those who are feel they have no talent. Submit your prayer to The Upper Room Living Prayer Center or share it in the comment section below.
Tips for Your Spirit:
The Upper Room is offering two online retreats for the Advent season, Behold! and Child of the Light. Find out more, here.
This week we remember Hilda of Whitby (November 17).
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