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.

Gregory S. Clapper

Gregory Clapper is a professor of religion and philosophy at the University of Indianapolis, an elder in the Iowa Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, and a retired chaplain (colonel) from the US Air Force. He has written five books in the areas of Wesleyan studies and spiritual formation, is a graduate of The Upper Room’s Two-Year Academy for Spiritual Formation, and has been on faculty for many Academies across the country. Clapper’s ministry with the Air Force had him dealing with a major airplane crash in Iowa, as well as deploying overseas on five different occasions, including three times as the chaplain on the psychiatric floor of the US Army hospital in Germany. During his service, Dr. Clapper received two Meritorious Service Medals as well as the Air Force Legion of Merit. At the University of Indianapolis, he was a founding Director of UIndy’s Lantz Center for Christian Vocations.

Books by Gregory S. Clapper