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.

George E. Morris

Dr. George E. Morris has pastored United Methodist churches in the Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference since 1984. He was educated at Asbury College and Vanderbilt University and is the author of 6 books, including Let the Redeemed of the Lord Say So! and Faith-Sharing: Dynamic Christian Witnessing by Invitation (both with H. Eddie Fox). Among his honors are the Owen Prize for Excellence in the field of Old Testament Studies. The Harry Denman Lectureship, 1986 and the Harry Denman Evangelism Award, 1997. Since 1993, Dr. Morris has been Senior Pastor of First United Methodist Church, Peoria, Illinois.

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