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.

John A. Stroman

John A. Stroman is a retired United Methodist pastor who served for 40 years. Then he taught New Testament studies at Trinity Methodist Theological Seminary in Ghana, West Africa. John holds a doctorate in theology from Boston University School of Theology. He has written numerous books and articles in journals and periodicals. John and his wife, Vivian, live in Tallahassee, Florida, where he is a columnist for the Tallahassee Democrat.

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