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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.

Angela D. Schaffner

Angela Schaffner, PhD, is the author of Revealed: What the Bible Can Teach You About Yourself. A licensed counseling psychologist and eating disorders specialist, Schaffner is also a black belt in Taekwondo. She and her husband have three sons and live in Decatur, Georgia. Schaffner earned her doctorate from Ball State University in Indiana and is an adjunct professor in Mercer University’s clinical medical psychology program. She is an active member of Oak Grove United Methodist Church.

Books by Angela D. Schaffner