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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 Tower Pevey

Linda Tower Pevey is lead pastor of Bethesda United Methodist Church, Preston, Maryland. Prior to her appointment at Bethesda UMC, she served as associate pastor at Christ UMC, Salisbury, Maryland, where she developed and led a thriving churchwide small-group ministry in which over 80 percent of the adult congregation participated. Linda holds a Master of Divinity from United Theological Seminary, Dayton, Ohio.

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