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.

Elizabeth Hagan

Elizabeth Hagan is senior minister of Palisades Community Church, Washington, DC. She holds a master of divinity from Duke Divinity School and a bachelor of science in education from Samford University. Hagan describes herself as an ecumenical pastor at heart. She was ordained as an American Baptist and throughout her career has served United Methodist, United Church of Christ, Presbyterian (USA), and Disciples of Christ congregations in various pastoral roles. She is married to Kevin Hagan, and they reside in Arlington, Virginia, with their daughter and other young adults in need who have become part of their chosen family.

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