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.

Kay Kotan

KAY KOTAN, PCC, is the director of Congregational Development for the Susquehanna Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church, and she has a passionate approach to teaching, consulting, and coaching. As one called to serve from a laity role, she offers a unique perspective for church and leadership development that is informed by her diverse background serving in corporate America, owning her own businesses, lay leadership in the local church, traveling the nation as an author and speaker, and now serving as a conference director. Kay is married to Bob Kotan, and they have an adult son, Cameron.

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