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.

Jeanette Lauer

The Lauers have written 15 books and numerous articles for religious and popular magazines and speak from their experience in counseling and working with couples in marriage enrichment groups for many years. Robert holds BS and PhD degrees from Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, and a BD from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky. Jeanette holds a BS degree from the University of Missouri, St. Louis, and a PhD from Washington University. Both served as professors and deans at U.S. International University.

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