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.


Understanding God's Gift

Sara Webb Phillips, Dr. L. Edward Phillips • May 2013

BUY Print $4.00

What is the meaning of baptism? Why do United Methodists baptize babies? The authors explain the biblical and theological meanings of the sacrament of baptism through the words of the Baptismal Covenant of The United Methodist Church. This book is for parents and guardians preparing to present their children for baptism, and for those who seek a deeper knowledge of this sacrament. A great handbook for ministers.

Sara Webb Phillips, an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church, has served pastoral appointments in Indiana, Illinois, and Kentucky. She is the editor of Homily Service, an ecumenical preaching journal.

Edward Phillips is associate professor of worship and liturgical theology at Candler School of Theology.

ISBN: 978-0-88177-636-2

Imprint: Discipleship Resources

Pub Date: May 2013

Trim Size: 5 in (w) x 7 in (h) x in (d)

Page Count: 32

BISAC Categories: RELIGION / Christian Ministry / Children

BISAC1: REL109020