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.
Thomas R. Hawkins
Thomas Hawkins is a retired Presbyterian (PCUSA) pastor and professor. He and his wife, Jan, live in Belchertown, Massachusetts and are the parents of two adult sons. An avid walker, Thomas has hiked parts of the Appalachian Trail, climbed mountains in New England, and walked several national trails in England. He is also an enthusiastic organic gardener and enjoys cooking what he grows in his home garden.