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.


Perspectives on Making Peace with Your Past

Amy Lyles Wilson, compiler and editor • October 2008

BUY Print $4.99

Go beyond merely forgiving and forgetting … and discover how to make peace with your past.

"Like many of you, I've been dealt a few cards I do not think I deserved," writes Amy Lyles Wilson. "In response, I used to think forgiving and forgetting meant I had to act like I had never been wronged. The writers in this collection tell me otherwise. Forgiving, they say, does not require pretending you were never hurt. It does mean, however, that you'll need to make peace with your past to embrace the future."

Learn how to genuinely free yourself from resentments and get on with your life through gentle guiding words from Henri Nouwen, Douglas Steere, Mary Lou Redding, Marjorie Thompson, Flora Slosson Wuellner, and others.

This insightful, healing book addresses such questions as:

  • What exactly is forgiveness, and what is it not?
  • Should all hurts or offenses be forgiven?
  • What do I do if someone refuses to forgive me?
  • How do I forgive myself?

If forgiveness doesn't come easily to you, take heart. With practice, you'll learn how to let go and move on.

Categories: Series, Young Adults
Amy Lyles Wilson, M.A., M.T.S., is a story coach and spiritual director in Nashville, Tennessee. With degrees in English, journalism, and theology, and more than 30 years of experience in the world of words, Amy works to explore and enhance the relationship between spirituality and creativity. She has coauthored or contributed to 8 books, and her work has appeared in a variety of publications, as well as on National Public Radio. Amy has served as adjunct professor and writer-in-residence at the Earlham School of Religion. In addition, she holds a certificate in spiritual direction from the Haden Institute, and is a trained SoulCollage® facilitator and an Amherst Writers and Artists affiliate. Her tagline is, “It’s the sharing of our stories that saves us.” www.amylyleswilson.com

ISBN: 978-0-8358-9956-7

Imprint: Fresh Air

Pub Date: October 2008

Trim Size: 5.5 in (w) x 6.25 in (h) x in (d)

Page Count: 96

BISAC Categories: RELIGION / Christian Living / Inspirational

BISAC1: REL012040