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.
Roberta C. Bondi
Roberta C. Bondi is Professor Emerita at Candler School of Theology, Emory University. She was the first woman to attain tenured faculty status at Candler. A graduate of Oxford University and Southern Methodist University, Roberta is married with 2 children and 2 grandchildren.