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.
The Reverand Howard Rice served as chaplain and professor of ministry at San Francisco Theological Seminary from 1968–1997. He was moderator of the Presbyterian Church (USA) General Assembly from 1979–1980. Rice was one of the earliest practitioners of spiritual disciplines and formation and led the renewal of those practices in the church. For 20 years he helped Presbyterians and other Protestants discover spirituality within the Protestant-Reformed tradition. Rice died in 2010 at age 78.