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.

Read by Devon O'Day

Devon O’Day is an American radio personality, former plus-sized model for the Ford Modeling Agency, songwriter, and author. A graduate of the University of Louisiana at Monroe and then the Northeast Louisiana University, she did post-graduate work in the writer's program of continuing education at New York University. O'Day studied voice-over and commercial acting at the Weist-Barron School, but voiceover work became her main focus. Her voice is heard on campaigns, promotions, and programs for The Billy Graham Crusade, Women of Faith, KFC, Hilton, United Way, United Methodist Communications, PBS and numerous other media outlets.