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.

Stephanie Ford

Stephanie Ford is assistant professor of Christian spirituality at Earlham School of Religion in Richmond, Indiana. She holds a BA and an MA from Oral Roberts University, an MA from Oklahoma State University, an MDiv from Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond (Virginia), and a PhD from The Catholic University of America.

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