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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

Reprinted 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.

Steven W. Manskar

Steven W. Manskar, DMin, is the pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is the author of Disciples Making Disciples: A Guide for Covenant Discipleship Groups & Class Leaders; Accountable Discipleship: Living in God’s Household; and A Perfect Love: Understanding John Wesley’s “A Plain Account of Christian Perfection.”

Books by Steven W. Manskar