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.

Sam Hamilton-Poore

Samuel Hamilton-Poore is a member of the Winnebago Presbytery in north central Wisconsin. He was formerly director of the Program in Christian Spirituality at San Francisco Theological Seminary and has served Presbyterian, Lutheran, and United Church of Christ congregations in North Carolina, Missouri, Iowa, and Wisconsin. [updated 3/19/18 at]

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