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.

Robert Benson

Robert Benson is a writer, retreat leader, and conference speaker. After 25 years in religious publishing as a copywriter, an editor, and an executive, Benson now writes full-time. A graduate of the Academy for Spiritual Formation, Benson is also a member of the Friends of Silence and of the Poor, an ecumenical order of laypeople.

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