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

Used 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 R. Olsen

Angela R. Olsen, MDiv, is an ordained elder in the Missouri Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church. She is an associate pastor focused on helping people experience the love and grace of God through spiritual disciplines, pastoral care, and coaching. Olsen earned her MDiv from Saint Paul School of Theology. She currently serves Community United Methodist Church in Columbia, Missouri, with her husband, and they have two sons.

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