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.

William J. Carter

William J. Carter, a retired ordained minister of The United Methodist Church, leads numerous retreats for local church staffs and Bible study sessions throughout the Southeast. His ministry career includes 28 years as a pastor of local churches in the Holston Conference (Tennessee) and service as director of the Holston Conference Council on Ministries.

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