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.

Betty Shannon Cloyd

Betty Shannon Cloyd is a diaconal minister and consultant in prayer and spiritual formation. She served as director of children's ministry at McKendree United Methodist Church and diaconal minister of Christian education at Hermitage United Methodist Church in Nashville, Tennessee. While serving with her husband as a missionary, she worked with children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Africa and later among the Navajo people.

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