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.

Janine Gilmore

Janine Gilmore, born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, was a registered nurse and the coauthor with her husband, Dick, of Sponsorship, a guide for current sponsors and those considering sponsoring someone to attend The Walk to Emmaus. Janine enjoyed music—she studied voice, sang in church and community choirs, directed children’s choirs, as well as adult and children’s handbell choirs, and played the piano. She was also an artist, painting still lifes with acrylics, oils, and watercolors. Her hobbies also included needlework, genealogy, and travel. Janine died in 2011.

Books by Janine Gilmore