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 J. Young

Jane J. Young (1937–2020) was a retired teacher who taught preschool, elementary, middle, and high school grades. In her middle and later years, Jane enjoyed writing. She wrote Settling Estates in North Carolina: a Step-by-Step Guide and coauthored Contemplative by Design: Creating Quiet Spaces for Retreats, Workshops, Churches and Private Settings. Her poetry appeared in several publications. Jane’s retirement interests included singing, liturgical dance, and planning spiritual formation and peace conferences at Lake Junaluska Conference Center.

Books by Jane J. Young