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.
W. Paul Jones
W. Paul Jones was raised as a United Methodist and ordained in 1954. He became a Trappist Family Brother in 1989 and was ordained to the Catholic priesthood in 1992. Jones is emeritus professor of theology at St. Paul School of Theology in Kansas City and has published many articles and 14 books. His social justice work centers on eliminating the death penalty. Jones is resident director of the Hermitage Spiritual Retreat Center on Lake Pomme de Terre in the Ozark hills of southern Missouri.