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.

Betsy Schwarzentraub

Betsey Schwarzentraub is director of stewardship development for the California-Nevada United Methodist Foundation. She is the author of many articles about stewardship and development. An ordained clergy member of the California-Nevada Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, Schwarzentraub leads workshops and training events across the U.S. Schwarzentraub earned her doctorate from San Francisco Theological Seminary. She is the recipient of the Outstanding Stewardship Educator Award, given by the Christian Stewardship Association and is a member of the board of directors of the Ecumenical Stewardship Center.

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