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.
James A. Harnish
James A. Harnish is a retired United Methodist pastor, writer, and teacher. He served in pastoral ministry in Florida for 43 years, including 22 years as senior pastor of Hyde Park United Methodist Church in Tampa, Florida. He and his wife, Martha Lea, live in Longwood, Florida. They have 2 daughters and 5 grandchildren.