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.

Mary O. Benedict

Prior to her retirement to Honolulu, Mary O. Benedict served as a coordinator of The Upper Room Living Prayer Center. She and her husband, Dan, a former General Board of Discipleship staff member, enjoy spending time with their children and grandchildren in a northern Virginia suburb of Washington DC.

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