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.

Elaine Heath

Dr. Elaine Heath’s vocational journey includes having served as dean of the Divinity School at Duke University and the McCreless Professor of Evangelism at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University. She is a pioneer in new forms of theological education, having cofounded The Missional Wisdom Foundation (2009), and she cofounded and currently serves as president of Neighborhood Seminary. The author of numerous books and articles and featured on many podcasts, Dr. Heath is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church and served in pastoral ministry prior to academic ministry. She lives with her spouse and friends in a United Methodist intentional community at Spring Forest in rural North Carolina.

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