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.
The Rev. Dr. John Killinger is a former pastor in Baptist, Presbyterian, and Congregational churches. He taught for 15 years at Vanderbilt Divinity School and was distinguished professor of religion and culture at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. Killinger has written over 70 books on subjects ranging from prayer and spirituality to theology and modern literature.