Worship at Home
by Rev. Annie Melick

Question for Reflection

There is much hunger in the world, and many people live in want. Even the earth is wounded by humans and not getting what it needs to recover. In that context, how do you receive the word of the psalmist who writes, “The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food in due season. You open your hand, satisfying the desire of every living thing” (Ps. 145:15–16)?

Household Prayer: Morning

God of the sunrise,

ground me and root me in love today.

As I move through all the different roles I play—

parent, child, student, worker, church member, supervisor, volunteer—

be my companion and strengthen my inner being

where I live with you. Amen.

Household Prayer: Evening

God of the embracing darkness,

thank you for dwelling in my heart.

I was able to accomplish some things today and not others.

Thank you for letting me rest in the promise

that you are able to accomplish abundantly more in my life

than all I can ask or imagine.

I will sleep in peace. Amen.