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.

Bishop Eben Kanukayi Nhiwatiwa

Bishop Eben Kanukayi Nhiwatiwa was one of the pioneering professors at the newly-established Africa University in the Faculty of Theology where he lectured in Pastoral Theology. Nhiwatiwa was elected Bishop of the church in August 2004. He is the Episcopal leader of two Annual Conferences, the Zimbabwe East and West. His leadership is based on a theology of the ministry of presence: being with the people to make them disciples of Jesus Christ who are making a difference in the world. Eben and Greater Taremeredzwa Munesi were married on June 2, 1979. They have one daughter, Nyasha.