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.

Melissa Tidwell

Melissa Tidwell has written about metaphor, music, maps, and zombies. She is the former editor of Alive Now magazine and the author of Embodied Light: Advent Reflections on Incarnation. She contributed to the Companions in Christ small-group formation series and to The Upper Room Disciplines. An ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church USA, Melissa is currently the pastor of the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Xenia, Ohio.

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