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.

Jo Kadlecek

Jo Kadlecek is the author of Woman Overboard: How Passion Saved My Life. After living on the U.S. east coast in NYC and Boston for almost 16 years, she and her husband, Chris Gilbert, moved to Australia to be closer to Chris’s family and aging parents. They now live in Sydney, where Jo works as the creative director for Anglican Deaconess Ministries, a 127-year-old women’s foundation, theological college, and leader in Christian public engagement, helping Christian women flourish in, and for, God’s kingdom. Find out more about ADM at http://www.deaconessministries.org.au. Jo’s still pinching herself every time she crosses the Sydney Harbor Bridge and sees the opera house and beautiful harbor.

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