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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.

Compiled and Introduced by Amy Lyles Wilson

Amy Lyles Wilson, M.A., M.T.S., is a story coach and spiritual director in Nashville, Tennessee. With degrees in English, journalism, and theology, and more than 30 years of experience in the world of words, she works to explore and enhance the relationship between spirituality and creativity. She has coauthored or contributed to 8 books, and her work has appeared in a variety of publications, as well as on National Public Radio. Amy has served as adjunct professor and writer-in-residence at the Earlham School of Religion. In addition, she holds a certificate in spiritual direction from the Haden Institute, and is a trained SoulCollage® facilitator and an Amherst Writers and Artists affiliate. “It’s the sharing of our stories that saves us.” www.amylyleswilson.com

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