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.
Nell E. Noonan
Nell Noonan is the author of A Widow’s Prayer: Finding God’s Grace in the Days Ahead, Not Alone: Encouragement for Caregivers, and The Struggles of Caregiving: 28 Days of Prayer. She served in church educational ministry for more than thirty years and also worked in public, school, and university libraries. Nell holds two master’s degrees—one in religious education and one in library science. She also holds a Doctor of Ministry in biblical studies.