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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.

James C. Howell

James C. Howell is senior pastor of Myers Park United Methodist Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. His hobbies include biking and travel. James is married to Lisa, a photographer and community activist. They have three adult children, one who is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church.

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