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.

Beginning Prayer

John Killinger • January 2013

BUY Print $13.99

BUY eBook (Available in ePub or Kindle) $9.99

Do you long for a deeper relationship with God but don't know where to start? Have you ever felt awkward or frustrated when you tried to pray?

You are not alone. Many Christians are insecure about their prayer life.

John Killinger, a former pastor and professor, is well qualified to give step-by-step instructions for how to pray. In this simple how-to book, he answers basic questions beginners have about prayer.

Beginning Prayer will help you learn:

  • the appropriate attitude for prayer
  • the best time to pray
  • the best places to pray
  • postures for prayer
  • 21 methods of praying

This book, an Upper Room classic, is also an excellent resource for Sunday school teachers and other church leaders who are asked about prayer.

Categories: Prayer

The Rev. Dr. John Killinger is a former pastor in Baptist, Presbyterian, and Congregational churches. He taught for 15 years at Vanderbilt Divinity School and was distinguished professor of religion and culture at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. Killinger has written over 70 books on subjects ranging from prayer and spirituality to theology and modern literature.

ISBN: 978-0-8358-1186-6

Kindle ISBN: 978-0-8358-1187-3

EPub ISBN: 978-0-8358-1188-0

Imprint: Upper Room

Pub Date: January 2013

Trim Size: 5.5 in (w) x 8.5 in (h) x in (d)

Page Count: 112

BISAC Categories: RELIGION / Christian Living / Prayer

BISAC1: REL012080