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. Steagald
Thomas R. Steagald is pastor of Hawthorne Lane United Methodist Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. The author of 5 books, he has also contributed to many journals and commentaries. Steagald serves as the spiritual director for the Central Carolinas Emmaus Community. He is a regular blogger for The Christian Century at www.theolog.org.