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.
Dr. Mark W. Stamm is the author of numerous articles and three previous books related to various aspects of sacramental theology. He has worked as a pastor in United Methodist congregations and currently serves on the faculty at the Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, as professor of Christian worship. His most recent book is Devoting Ourselves to the Prayers: A Baptismal Theology for the Church’s Intercessory Work (Discipleship Resources).