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.

Barbara Bruce

An educator, writer and national speaker, Barbara Bruce serves on the Older Adult Ministry Team for the Western New York Conference of The United Methodist Church and is a freelance curriculum writer. Barbara is the author of numerous books and articles about faith formation with children, youth, and adults, including 7 Ways of Teaching the Bible to Children, 7 Ways of Teaching the Bible to Adults, Get Acquainted with Jesus, Teaching Children Bible Basics, A Faithful Future and Our Spiritual Brain. She has also written a new book for Abingdon Press, Mental Aerobics: 75 Ways to Keep Your Brain Fit.

Books by Barbara Bruce