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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

Reprinted 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.

Foreword by Dallas Willard

Dallas Willard (1935–2013) was an American philosopher who was also well-known for his writings on Christian spiritual formation. He was a longtime professor of philosophy at The University of Southern California. In addition to teaching and writing about philosophy, Willard lectured and wrote books about Christianity and Christian living. Christianity Today named his book The Divine Conspiracy Book of the Year for 1999. Another of his books, Renovation of the Heart, won Christianity Today's 2003 Book Award for books on spirituality.

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