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.
Wessel Bentley is a professor at the University of South Africa. He specializes in Science and Religion and Methodist theology. He is also an ordained minister in the Methodist Church of Southern Africa, where he continues to lead regular services and Bible studies. Wessel is the author of Facing Financial Struggle, Praying Through a Child’s Illness, and The Miracles of Jesus. He and his wife, Natalie, have two sons, Matthew and Nathan. They live in Pretoria, South Africa.