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 Wood

Robert Wood served as founding International Director of The Walk to Emmaus from 1978 - 1985. Now retired, he was a United Methodist minister for 34 years, serving churches in the Southern California/Arizona, New York, Central Illinois, and Illinois Great Rivers Conferences. Robert and his wife, Jan, live in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. They have five children and four grandchildren.

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