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.

Carol F. Krau

Carol F. Krau is the director of Adult Formation and Discipleship for the General Board of Discipleship, Nashville, Tennessee. A diaconal minister in the Tennessee Conference, she provides resources and support for leaders of adult ministries. Before coming to the General Board, Carol served as director of Christian education in several local churches for 14 years. She is the author of Keeping in Touch and co-author of A Faithful Future (both Discipleship Resources, 1999); and the author of Guidelines for Leading Your Congregation: Church Council, 2001-2004 (Cokesbury, 2000).

Books by Carol F. Krau