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.

Ray Waddle

Ray Waddle is the editor of Reflections, a magazine of theological and ethical inquiry published biannually by Yale Divinity School. Waddle, a nationally known religion writer, has written on the subject of faith and society for more than two decades. He has been a lecturer on the adjunct faculty at Vanderbilt Divinity School, a retreat leader and a columnist for Interpreter and Presbyterian Voice magazines. As religion editor for the Tennessean from 1984–2001, he won awards for his work and traveled on assignment across the United States and to Europe and Israel. Born in Shreveport, Louisiana, Waddle earned a journalism degree from the University of Oklahoma and a master's degree in religious studies from Vanderbilt University.

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