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.

Ron Foster

Rev. Ron Foster is lead pastor of Severna Park United Methodist Church, Severna Park, Maryland. He is passionate about finding creative ways to make faith real and engaging for people of all ages. Ron enjoys hanging out with youth, talking with children, teaching adults, and engaging in hands-on mission alongside others. Prior to coming to SPUMC in July 2014, he served churches in Boonsboro, Reisterstown, and Bethesda. Ron’s other loves include basketball, photography, soccer, travel, writing, kayaking, and music of all kinds. A graduate of Princeton University (’83) and Duke Divinity School (’86), he is an adjunct faculty member at Wesley Theological Seminary and coauthored The Godbearing Life: The Art of Soultending in Youth Ministry with Kenda Creasy Dean. Ron and his wife, Holly, have two grown daughters, Christine and Sara.

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