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.

Judy Gattis Smith

Judy Gattis Smith lives in Richmond, Virginia and is married to David Smith, a retired United Methodist pastor. She is a Christian educator and has written curriculum for the United Methodist Church. She wrote more than 20 books, published by Abingdon Press, Bible Society (UK), CSS Publishing and others.

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