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.

Fire in the Soul

A Prayer Book for the Later Years

Richard L. Morgan • March 2000

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In Fire in the Soul, Richard L. Morgan offers prayers to God for help in meeting the following late-life challenges:

  • discovering God's call at retirement
  • moving to deeper contemplation
  • accepting aging
  • discerning the meaning of stories
  • mentoring
  • facing loss and death
  • redeeming suffering

Morgan includes personal prayers (most written after his own retirement) as well as classic prayers from John Calvin, Saint Augustine, John Donne, and Teresa of Avila. A constant spiritual guide for the later years, Fire in the Soul is a valuable guide for midlifers as well as clergy, social workers, and other professionals who work with older adults.

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Categories: Older Adults, Prayer
Richard L. Morgan, a retired Presbyterian (USA) pastor, offers pastoral care to residents with dementia and their caregivers and facilitates an Alzheimer’s support group at the Redstone Highlands retirement community near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He also writes a bimonthly newsletter, “Notes at 90,” for family and friends. In addition to his seminary training, Richard has an MA in Counseling and training in clinical pastoral education. He is the author or coauthor of 20 books.

ISBN: 978-0-8358-0879-8

Kindle ISBN: 978-0-8358-1601-4

EPub ISBN: 978-0-8358-1602-1

Imprint: Upper Room

Pub Date: March 2000

Trim Size: 7.5 in (w) x 9.25 in (h) x 0.342 in (d)

Page Count: 160

BISAC Categories: RELIGION / Christian Living / Prayer

BISAC1: REL012080

BISAC2: REL109010

BISAC3: REL012120