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.

David A. deSilva

David A. deSilva is Associate Professor of New Testament and Greek at Ashland Theological Seminary, Ashland, OH. He has written over 100 articles and reviews and numerous books, including The Credentials of an Apostle, The 4 Maccabees, Perseverance in Gratitude, New Testament Themes, and Paul and the Macedonians. In addition to his academic pursuits, he has been very active in music ministries throughout his life and is currently director of choirs at First United Methodist Church, Ashland, OH.

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