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Today Is a Gift from God

Today’s Reflection

THIS DAY is a gift from God,
and I open it with prayer and gratitude,
asking that I might use it wisely,
asking that there might be time and opportunity
to serve by sharing what I’ve been given.

– Roberta Porter

Alive Now, July/August 2011

From “Morning Prayer,” by Roberta Porter, page 8 in Alive Now, July/August 2011. Copyright © 2011 by The Upper Room. All rights reserved. Used by permission. http://www.upperroom.org/bookstore/. Learn more about or purchase this book.

Today’s Question

Pray today’s prayer. Share your thoughts.

Today’s Scripture Reading

For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have died.

1 Thessalonians 4:14, NRSV

This Week: Pray for those who harbor resentment. Submit your prayer to The Upper Room Living Prayer Center or share it in the comment section below.

Tips for Your Spirit:

The Living Prayer Center is an important ministry of The Upper Room. Read how it has affected both it’s callers and volunteers: “I am Here to Pray for You”.

Saints, Inc.:

This week we remember Antoinette Brown Blackwell (November 5).

Lectionary Readings

(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)

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  • heidi November 2, 2011, 6:59 am

    Use our time wisely.

    When asked, be prepared in season and out to tell of the work God is doing in our lives.

    Hmm. Simple prayer. So hard to do sometimes.

    Especially when we really can only “control” our part. We cannot force another to accept our offering or listen to our stories.

    But still we need to offer. Still we are called to serve, first Christ and then one another.

  • Jay November 2, 2011, 8:02 am

    Certainly my most worthwhile days are those spent sharing with others what I have been so fortunate to have been given by my Father! Please guide me to those opportunities and give me the wisdom to take advantage of every minute of them.

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