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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.

Nathan Ball

Nathan Ball met and shared community life with Henri Nouwen in Jean Vanier’s L’Arche communities in France, and then Canada, for over ten years. Their friendship and Nouwen’s spiritual vision had a life-changing impact on Nathan, who has had various leadership roles within the L’Arche movement. Nathan was a founding trustee of the Henri Nouwen Legacy Trust and was on the Board of Directors of the Henri Nouwen Society for several years. For the past 20 years, he has been heavily involved in various aspects of fundraising. He now lives in St. Louis, Missouri.

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