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.

Leanne Hadley

Leanne graduated from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio where she received her B.A. and earned both her M.Div. and D.Min. degrees from United Theological Seminary. Her doctoral work focused on designing a model of healing for children. She is an ordained minister in the United Methodist Church and was the founder of a non-profit, First Steps Spirituality Center.

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