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.

E. Byron Anderson

E. Byron Anderson is Assistant Professor of Worship and Director of Community Worship at Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis, IN. He has written and edited numerous papers, articles, and books in the area of religious education, including Belief and Belonging, Worship Matters, The Word in Worship, and The Meaning of Holy Communion in The United Methodist Church.

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