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 Corin Morris

An Episcopal priest, Robert Corin Morris is a spiritual director, teacher, and writer who founded Interweave, an ecumenical, interfaith, and interdisciplinary adult learning center “for spirituality, wellness and the common good” in 1980. He served as director from 1980–2012.  A graduate of Yale University, The General Theological Seminary, and the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation, Morris authored three books including Wrestling with Grace, Provocative Grace, and Suffering and the Courage of God. He also contributed to The Upper Room’s Spiritual Formation Bible. Morris lives in South Orange, New Jersey with his wife of half a century, Suzanne, still teaches at Interweave, works in antiracism education with the Summit Interfaith Council, and promotes interfaith dialogue in events like the annual “Jews and Christians Study Text Together."

Books by Robert Corin Morris