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.

Lay Speakers: Leading in Prayer

Leader's Guide for Let the Whole Church Say Amen!

Mary O. Benedict • January 2007

BUY Print $8.00

While a mystery, prayer can and should be taught. It is our primary means of communicating with God, yet most Christians join the church and only learn how to pray by listening to others.

And if ever called on to pray in public, it becomes a real test of faith for most people. After all, isn't this better left in the hands of the "professionals"?!

Benedict's deep passion for teaching Christians how to pray grows from her awareness of prayer as an intimate connection with God. This short course on public prayer will help you grow in confidence and skill, while encouraging a deeper and more vital prayer life in your personal life.

The text for this course is Let the Whole Church Say Amen.

Prior to her retirement to Honolulu, Mary O. Benedict served as a coordinator of The Upper Room Living Prayer Center. She and her husband, Dan, a former General Board of Discipleship staff member, enjoy spending time with their children and grandchildren in a northern Virginia suburb of Washington DC.

ISBN: 978-0-88177-492-4

Imprint: Discipleship Resources

Pub Date: January 2007

Trim Size: 7.3125 in (w) x 9.25 in (h) x in (d)

Page Count: 16

BISAC Categories: RELIGION / Christian Living / Leadership & Mentoring

BISAC1: REL108030

BISAC2: REL012040