A Liturgy for Morning Prayer

Morning

Greeting:  O come, let us sing to the LORD; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into the Lord’s presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to God with songs of praise! —Psalm 95:1-2 (NRSV)

Hymn (Or Psalm 63)

Prayer Dawn of Life, Dawn of Love, we greet you. Bless us this day, and bless all we meet: the grieving friend, the laughing child, the stranger on the corner. Fill our hearts with your light and let that light shine through us, bringing friendship and hope, peace and presence. We are yours. Amen.

Scripture

Silence

Song of Praise (Or Luke 1:68-72)

Prayers of the People

The Lord’s Prayer

Blessing Let us walk gently into this day, Loving God. May we be your hands, your feet, your heart to all we meet. Amen. (From Carmina Gadelica by Alexander Carmichael, Vol. 3, p. 53.)


Credit: Liturgy for Morning Prayer by Beth A. Richardson in September/October 2014 Alive Now. Copyright © 2014 by The Upper Room.

Nancy parker   dylan white

Cultivate community with young adults

“For the past two years, I have used Journey to the Table to cultivate community with young adults in Nashville. The rhythm of Journey to the Table with preparation, prayer, listening, silence, and discussion created space for young adults to reflect, grow in their faith, and build relationships. The topics are extremely relevant for emerging adulthood, and the activities and schedule are adaptable for different contexts. We invited the participants to continue the relationships built at Journey to the Table through year-round life groups and affinity groups. I’m looking forward to next year’s Journey to the Table – it truly sets a table for building relationships and growing in our faith.” Learn more about Journey to the Table.