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.

Paul E. Stroble

Dr. Paul Stroble is adjunct professor at Webster University and Eden Theological Seminary. He is the author of You Gave Me a Wide Place (URB, 2006). A native of Vandalia, Illinois, he has published 21 books altogether; the most recent are four poetry chapbooks published by Finishing Line Press. Paul was a freelance writer for the United Methodist Publishing House for 15 years. He is married to Dr. Beth Stroble, president of Webster University. They and their daughter, Emily, are “crazy cat people.” Paul enjoys writing, book collecting, and spending time with family.

Books by Paul E. Stroble