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.

Valerie K. Isenhower

Valerie K. Isenhower, executive director of Water in the Desert Ministries in Albuquerque, is also owner of V. Isenhower Photography and Genuine Southwest Art & Gifts. She received her undergraduate education at University of Montana and University of Northern Colorado. Isenhower earned an MDiv from Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City and pursued additional graduate work at Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. She is the former coordinator of ministry for Worshipful-Work, an ecumenical ministry in spiritual discernment. An American Baptist minister, Isenhower teaches spirituality and photography classes and training in the discernment process. As a photographer, she specializes in meditative and discernment photographs. She also records photos of hot-air balloons. Her photographs have been published and displayed in galleries.

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