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.

MaryJane Pierce Norton

MaryJane Pierce Norton is an author, Christian educator, and nationally recognized speaker in the areas of faith formation, generational theory, and faith development in the home. Associate General Secretary in Leadership Ministries for the General Board of Discipleship, Nashville, TN, she is the author of Children Worship!, Faith Home (with Debra Ball-Kilbourne), Teaching Young Children, Your Baby is for Loving; and Making God Real for a New Generation (with Craig Kennet Miller). MaryJane is a deacon in the North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church.

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