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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

Reprinted 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.

Linda Douty

Linda Douty is the author of three books; Praying in the Messiness of Life: 7 Ways to Renew Your Relationship with God, How Can I Let Go If I Don't Know I'm Holding On?–Setting Our Souls Free, and How Can I See the Light When It's So Dark?–Journey to a Thankful Heart. A book reviewer, retreat leader, and spiritual director, Linda also leads workshops on topics ranging from aging and personal growth to spiritual formation. She lives in Memphis, Tennessee.

Books by Linda Douty