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.

Sarah B. Dorrance

Sarah Babylon Dorrance is a student at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C., and a candidate for ordained ministry in the Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church. She is the director of the youth choir at Calvary United Methodist Church in Mt. Airy, Maryland.

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