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.

Phil Schroeder

PHIL SCHROEDER is the director of Congregational Development for the North Georgia Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church. Phil graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and then studied at Emory University, where he received an MBA and an MDiv. During his Doctor of Ministry work at the United Theological Se minary, he completed three books titled Using the Five Senses to Tell God’s Story: Children’s Sermons for the New Common Lectionary—Years A, B & C. He is also the coauthor of The Stewardship Journey, The Capacity for More, and More than Just One Neighbor. Phil and his wife, Elizabeth, have been married for more than thirty years and have three children, Daniel, Kathryn, and Paul.

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