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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.

Kara Lassen Oliver

Kara Oliver is executive director of The Upper Room Center for Christian Spiritual Formation. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee. Oliver and her family spent two years in Malawi, Africa, as Volunteers in Mission. Kara holds a master's degree from Vanderbilt Divinity School and served as youth minister at Belmont United Methodist Church in Nashville from 2003–2006. Escritora y editora independiente. Vive en Nashville, Tennessee. Oliver y su familia pasaron dos años en Malawi, África, como misioneros voluntarios. Kara tiene una maestría de Vanderbilt Divinity School y se ha desempeñado como Ministra de la juventud en Belmont United Methodist Church (Iglesia Metodista unida Belmont) en Nashville.

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