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.

Keith Beasley-Topliffe, Editor

Keith Beasley-Topliffe retired in July 2016 after serving as a United Methodist pastor for 36 years. He holds a BA from Cornell University, an MDiv from Boston University School of Theology, and an MA from The Institute of Formative Spirituality, Duquesne University. Beasley-Topliffe was the editor of The Upper Room Spiritual Classics, a major contributor to The Spiritual Formation Bible, and general editor of The Upper Room Dictionary of Spiritual Formation. He is the author of Surrendering to God: Living the Covenant Prayer (Paraclete Press, 2004).

Books by Keith Beasley-Topliffe, Editor