"Change your MIND, change your LIFE"

Family and friends of UP Church,
We lift you up today in the light of Christ. We affirm that you have overcome. Nothing can hold you down. 
Be courageous,
Assistant Minister
Father/Mother God,
We lift Your name on high. We thank You for Your grace and mercy. The best part of waking up is this time alone that I get to spend with You. As I breathe in, I fill Your Spirit fill my lungs. I am more enlivened because of this time with You.
What manner of good shall we co-create today? Who can You use me to give more love to? Is there someone whose path You want me to cross and give some joy to through my smile? What attitude of mind do I need to maintain in order to be a blessing to everyone I meet?
I surrender my wants and needs to You Spirit. I know You’ll fulfill them in ways that will surprise me and delight me. I affirm Your perfect will of absolute good in my life, world and affairs. Amen.
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Family and friends of UP Church,
May all the doors of happiness, peace and rest open for you this weekend. Let these words guide you in remembering your spirit today. 
Be blessed,
Assistant Minister
Father/Mother God,
I invite the Your peace to flow through me right now. Fill my heart with a gentle joy. No matter where I am or what I do, let that joy flow just beneath the surface. I allow myself to be happy and joy-filled for no reason at all.
Thank You for my health. Thank You for my wealth. Thank You for my happiness. I appreciate the friendships You’ve given me. I appreciate the love relationship You’ve given me. I am simply thankful for everything. And I acknowledge as the Truth that underlies each of these seeming separate and unique experiences. I know that they’re all possible because You permit it to be so.
My heart is filled with gladness. I carry this beautiful feeling with me all day. No matter what appears or occurs, this sense of joy cannot dissipate. Thanks God. I affirm Your Perfect will in my life, world and affairs. Amen.
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Family and friends of UP Church,

The holidays are upon us. Let us begin today to move into a space of gratitude and thanksgiving. This attitude of mind is causative. It sets in motion a law that must bring a positive effect. That which you give thanks for today is now yours.

Be grateful,
Rev. Sherri James
Assistant Minister

Father/Mother God,

I am so grateful for all that You’ve given me. You make sure that all my needs are met in abundance and I just want to acknowledge You as the only power and presence active in the universe. No matter what is appearing, I am not fooled. I know that You are everywhere evenly present and I am divinely protected.

I call on Your divine energy to harmonize all the hurt and mistrust in our world. There are so many people who are suffering and do not know the pleasure of Your company. I ask for their hearts and minds to be opened toward You. Give them comfort from the things that plague them. Whether it be hunger or lack of love or lack of resources – whatever it is – give them some relief from the pressure and the stress.

I am willing to do my part. I open my heart for direction on how I can be of greater service to this world. Let Your divine will of Absolute Good be done in my life, world and affairs. Thanks God. Amen.
Happy Thursday!
Actually, can you believe it’s Thursday?! This week seems to have flown by. Did anyone else have that experience?
Tomorrow night is Metaphysical Movie Night. Join us at 6:50pm in Culver City to see Beyond the Lights. All are welcome. For questions, send an email to uped@upchurch.org
Sunday is our Harvest Service. I hope you’ll join us because it’s one of our funnest (I know that’s not a word but it fits) services of the year. Plus, we have a special treat for you. 
Let today’s prayer help you make the most of this 24 hour gift we’ve been given. And hopefully, we’ll see you this weekend at Movie Night or Sunday Service. 
Be kind,
Assistant Minister
Father/Mother God,
I declare myself open and available for any miracle You want to bless me with today! I’ll take the miracle of being in my right mind. I’ll take the miracle of breathing without assistance. I’ll take the miracle of waking up. I am open! And I appreciate all that You do for me. I am grateful for the wisdom to appreciate what some call “the little things.” For me, life without “the little things” is no life at all.
I ask for an opportunity to be a blessing to someone today. If humankind is You in action, I want to live this truth by being someone’s blessing today. I ask for the inspiration to say the right thing to each person I meet today. You know the exact words of encouragement and inspiration that each person needs to hear. I volunteer to be a vessel for Your words all day today. Tell me what to say and I’ll say it. Tell me what to do and I’ll do it. Let me be Your partner in blessing others today.
I accept my life as my life as You’ve designed it. I affirm that Your perfect will is at work right now in my experience. And I am listening deeply for Your guidance and instruction. Each day I get better and better at surrendering my agenda and allowing Your will to be done. Thanks God. I love You. I adore You. Amen.
Family and friends of UP Church,

We send this prayer to encourage you and remind you that all is well. No matter the appearance, all is well. Rest assured that you are divinely provided for.

Be comforted,
Rev. Sherri James
Assistant Minister

Father/Mother God,

There’s a path out and away from the challenge that I now face and You know the route. Take my hand. Lead me. I will follow You wherever You go. Direct me now so that I may rise above this seeming limitation in my life.

I pray the same prayer for my family and my friends. Each of us faces known and unknown challenges today. Only You have the power to be equally available to each of us at the same time. None of us has to do without or wait while another is tended to. For that, I am grateful.  I affirm Your divine wonder-working power is now at work in the lives of my family and my friends. Each person is receiving just the blessing he/she needs to keep moving forward. Thanks God.

As I release this prayer into Your care, I feel certain that it is already answered. Divine supply has already rushed to meet the need. Thanks God. Thank You so much! I love You. Amen.
Family and friends of UP Church,

May your Tuesday be full of wonder and surprise. Approach today as a child – open, receptive, willing to find the extraordinary in the ordinary.

Have an awesome day today!
Be blessed,
Rev. Sherri James
Assistant Minister

Father/Mother God,

Your command to us is to love one another because love is from You. In I John, You taught me that ‘everyone who loves is born of You and knows You.’ I believe that and I want to live that truth today. Let me approach today with a heart of love and a heart of thanksgiving. Let whomever I speak to and interact with feel that love that emanates naturally from me. Let me look for ways to give love to others, without distinction.

By approaching today in this way, I know that I am abiding in You and You in me. You have given me Your Spirit through which I can do all things. I call on Your Spirit now for the strength to show up today with more energy and vitality than ever before. I call on Your grace to cover me as I move from my home to my job and back. I call on Your peace to keep me no matter what challenges present themselves today. I call on Your love to permeate every fiber of being.

The divine harmony that underlies every moment now expresses in my life, world and affairs. I am simply at peace. I feel good and I know that You are in charge and all is well. I move from this moment with You in a relaxed state of mind and I maintain that peace all day long. Thanks God. Amen.

Family and friends of UP Church,

This week is a week for miracles. What will you open up your heart to receive?
Be open,
Assistant Minister
Father/Mother God,
Bless me however You see fit! Release into my life whatever good You deem appropriate! I know that no matter how grand my desires are, You desires for me are much bigger, much grander, and way more elaborate. So, I put away my little dreams and open up to the dream You have for me.

I am a willing vessel. However You’d like to play this thing out today, I’m game. My heart is open, my mind is open and I’m ready to be The recipient of the abundance You have planned for me. There’s no more resistance in my heart. I accept the miraculous life You’ve been waiting to provide me.

I love You God. I appreciate You. I want Your will to be done in my life, world and affairs. Amen.
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