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.

Diana L. Hynson

The Rev. Dr. Diana L. Hynson is the Director of Learning and Teaching Ministries at the General Board of Discipleship of The United Methodist Church, Nashville, TN. Her focus is on Christian education and formation, education leaders in the local church and beyond, and pastors in their role as educators. Before joining the General Board, Diana worked for thirteen years as a development editor at The United Methodist Publishing House. She is an ordained elder in the Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference and has served churches in the Baltimore area.

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