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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*

Kenneth H. Carter Jr.

Kenneth H. Carter Jr. is resident bishop of the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church. He gives pastoral and administrative leadership to almost 800 congregations, fresh expressions of church, campus ministries, and outreach initiatives in an episcopal area that stretches from Tallahassee and Jacksonville to Miami and the Keys. He came to the Florida Conference in 2012 after serving for 29 years as a local church pastor in western North Carolina. Bishop Carter is the author of 11 books, including "Pray for Me" (Upper Room Books, 2012) and Embracing The Wideness: The Shared Convictions of United Methodists (Abingdon Press, 2018). Carter and his wife, Pam, have two adult daughters. His hobbies and interests include baseball (MLB and spring training), Duke basketball, hiking, Florida seafood, North Carolina barbecue, travel, reading, and roots music.

Books by Kenneth H. Carter Jr.