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.
Evelyn Bence, an editor and writer, lives in Arlington, Virginia. She is the author of several books and a frequent contributor to Daily Guideposts annual devotional. Bence has also served as religion editor at Doubleday, managing editor for Today’s Christian Woman magazine, and senior editor for Prison Fellowship Ministries. She is a graduate of Houghton College.