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.

Sharlyn DeHaven Gates

Sharlyn DeHaven Gates is pastor of Holly Presbyterian Church, Holly, Michagan, where she has served since 2011. Prior to that, she was pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Parsons, Kansas. DeHaven Gates served as International Chrysalis Director for Upper Room Ministries from 2000–2003.

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