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For the Goodness in Every Day

Today’s Reflection

GRACIOUS GOD, thank you for the gift of this day.
We know that each day is a gift coming anew from you.
For the beauty of creation, we give you thanks.
For the joy of loving and being loved, we give you thanks.
For the steadfastness of good friends, we give you thanks.
When challenges and hardships overwhelm us, remind us that your grace is all around us, everywhere, to be seen if we just remember to look for it.
Let our prayer at the end of this day and each day be gratitude for what you have given to us.
In Christ’s name we pray. Amen.

– Mary Lou Redding
Prayers for Life’s Ordinary and Extraordinary Moments

From page 95 of Prayers for Life’s Ordinary and Extraordinary Moments, compiled and edited by Mary Lou Redding. Copyright © 2012 by Upper Room Books. All rights reserved. Used by permission. http://bookstore.upperroom.org/ Learn more about or purchase this book.

Today’s Question

Pray today’s prayer. Share your thoughts.

Today’s Scripture

Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the LORD guards the city, the guard keeps watch in vain.
Psalm 127:1, NRSV

This Week: pray for world leaders. Submit your prayer to The Upper Room Living Prayer Center or share it in the comment section.

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

Lectionary Readings

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  • Mary Ng Shwu Ling November 6, 2018, 3:26 am

    Thank you God for this beautiful prayer.

    We commit all the world leaders into your hands. Lead and guide them to do what is right and good.

    Blessings!

  • Lou November 6, 2018, 3:32 am

    Let me not take for granted all that you have given me Lord-
    More of you Lord –
    Less of me-
    amen

  • Jill November 6, 2018, 4:56 am

    Yes, a heart steeped in gratitude…lighting our path throughout the day. Yes, Father – thank You for the steadfastness of friends, life’s companions sent by You – to share burdens and to multiply joys. And, how we are buoyed by Your grace.
    Father, I join Betsy in praise for the events of her weekend, working with the ladies through the Kairos ministry. May they find someone to walk along side them, encouraging them. May the seeds of this past weekend form deep roots.
    Father – I lift up Julie to You. You know her future…for her and her daughter. Keep them safe, may they feel secure despite these unsettled times.

    • Julie November 6, 2018, 8:01 am

      Thank you Jill. Iam praying that your mother continue to enjoy good health and a positive mental state.

  • robert moeller November 6, 2018, 5:41 am

    Yes, Amen to today’s prayer. May God’s wisdom be with all who vote in the US today that this country is God directed, guided, lead and we live up to the motto, “In God We Trust.”

  • robert moeller November 6, 2018, 5:52 am

    Thankful for prayers for and from the UR family. Glad Kairos was so successful, prayers for Julie, thankful for her prayers, prayers for Marcy and all who we haven’t heard from in some time. I think crawling into God’s lap acknowledges that God is in charge, sovereign, supreme. We are welcome there as God cares for us.

    Thank You , Lord for the blessings of the day, for loving us, watching over us, and being ever present.

  • Betsy November 6, 2018, 6:47 am

    Yes, my heart is full of prayers of gratitude. You provide, You protect and Your grace surrounds us. Praying today for the elected leaders of our country, both in office and those who will be new to the job. May they rely on You to guide their steps as they work to move forward.
    Thank you all, UR Family, for your prayers for last weekend. Servanthood is such a wonderful blessing. Grateful that we can serve in so many ways. Glad to hear you continue to attend your support group, Jill. Having someone to connect with over your mom’s cancer can be your lifeline. Also praying for Robert, Mary, Lou, Marcy, Connie and other who visit us here. Amen

  • Julie November 6, 2018, 8:11 am

    Yes, Lord, may I feel you surround me now in my time of upheaval and uncertainty. May I be ever thankful for what You give me each day. May I trust in You that You have a job for me to use the gifts You have given me.
    Prayers for Mary and her continued success in her new job.
    Prayers for Robert and Erich. May Erich be successful in his new job.
    Prayers for Jill and continued good health.
    Prayers of thanksgiving that Betsy and her fellow volunteers brought many lambs to God’s flock.
    Prayers for Lou and her children. May her youngest find a college at which she will thrive.
    Prayers for Connie from who I have learned to be grateful for all things.
    Prayers for Marcy and all who are absent of late.
    Prayers for today’s elections. May the leaders elected today unite in peace and unity and govern with compassion and integrity.
    Prayers for all the UR family,, may we all vote with wisdom

  • Andrea November 6, 2018, 8:48 am

    I pray for all those going to the polls today. Gracious God, watch over them, and watch over our country. Guide our leaders and the leaders of the world. May civil discourse and integrity return to our nation’s politics. Thank you for the gift of this day.

    Holding UR friends in prayer, and those for whom you pray. Blessings.

  • Marcy November 6, 2018, 4:59 pm

    O God, our Father, blessed be Your Holy Name and Jesus Christ, Your beloved Son and the Holy Spirit! Thank you, for every beautiful word of this prayer!

    Hello to you all, Mary, Lou, Jill, Robert, Betsy, Julie and Andrea! I posted on yesterday’s Reflection and am unable to write it again. Please read it, as I tried to touch base the best I can at this time. I repeat again, how dear you all are, how God has been so good to me as I’m struggling, through the prayers of many. I’ve missed you all so very, very much! God bless each and every one of you!

    I will continue to read as much as I can to get up to date and continue to keep you all in prayer.

    And these three remain: Faith, Hope and Love, and the greatest of these is LOVE! I Love you all and care about you deeply!

  • leonnie abbas November 6, 2018, 11:19 pm

    o satisfy us early with thy mercy;that we may rejoice and be glad all our days ps90/14

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