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.

Christian Coon

CHRISTIAN COON is a co-founder and current lead pastor of Urban Village Church, a multisite United Methodist Church in Chicago. He and his wife, their two children, and their dog live in the South Loop neighborhood. You can read his blog and hear his podcasts at www.christiancoon.com.

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