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.

Jane E. Vennard

Jane Vennard was called to a ministry of teaching and spiritual direction and ordained by the United Church of Christ, a Protestant denomination. She teaches in various ecumenical setttings, leads retreats in North America and Australia, and is a spiritual director in private practice. For many years she served as senior adjunct professor at Iliff School of Theology in Denver. Jane is the author of several books, including The Way of Prayer in the Companions in Christ series and Fully Awake and Truly Alive: Spiritual Practices to Nurture Your Soul.

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