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New every morning is your love, great God of light, and all day long you are working for good in the world. Stir up in us desire to serve you, to live peacefully with our neighbors and all your creation, and to devote each day to your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

"A Liturgy for Morning Prayer,"" Upper Room Worshipbook

Reprinted by permission from the Book of Common Worship, © 2018 Westminster John Knox Press. All rights reserved. This prayer appears in “A Liturgy for Morning Prayer” in Upper Room Worshipbook.

Adele J. Gonzalez

Adele J. González is associate director of the Office of Lay Ministry of the Catholic Archdiocese of Miami where she works in the areas of Adult Christian Formation and Ministerial Training of the laity. She is also an adjunct professor of theology at Barry University in Miami Shores. She is a spiritual guide, retreat director and nationally known speaker on topics of spirituality and lay ministry in multicultural settings. She lives in community as a lay associate with another associate and a Sister of Saint Francis from Stella-Niagara, New York.

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