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.
The Africana Worship Book (Year C)
Valerie Bridgeman Davis, Safiyah Fosua
• October 2008
Completing the series, The Africana Worship Book (Year C) offers the same diversity as the 2 other volumes with all new material from new voices.
The Rev. Dr. Valerie Bridgeman Davis PhD, bliblical studies (Hebrew Bible - Baylor University), teaches preaching and worship at Memphis Theological Seminary. She is assistant professor of homiletics and worship, and Hebrew Bible at Memphis Theological Seminary. She lives in Memphis, Tennessee.
Safiyah Fosua, DMin, is the Director of Preaching Ministries at General Board of Discipleship in Nashville, Tennessee, and a clergy member of the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. She is the author of several books and is associate editor of the 3-volume Africana Worship Book series. Dr. Fosua is a poet, a preacher and a devotional writer who writes weekly preaching and liturgical resources for the GBOD Worship.
Imprint: Discipleship Resources
Pub Date: October 2008
Trim Size: 7.3125 in (w) x 9.25 in (h) x in (d)
Page Count: 256
BISAC Categories: RELIGION / Christian Rituals & Practice / Worship & Liturgy
"The transformative gathering meditations; the melodic choral presentations; the deeply spiritual prayers; the infectiously melodic chants; the multilingual, multigenerational, and multicultural litanies; and the particularities of the confessional prayers seem to grasp the soul, the imagination and the heart. Every worship gathering would benefit from daily or weekly inclusion of this essential liturgical resource."
—The Rev. Dr. Teresa L. Fry Brown
Associate Professor of Homiletics
Director, Black Church Studies Program
Candler School of Theology, Emory University
"This book is a blessing to the Body of Christ expressing the African cultural flavor of the Black Church! I am sharing this inspiring and insightful tool with everyone who participates in the worship planning process for our church.
African Americans, through our triumphant journey from slave ships and second-class citizenship to the present, have found power, freedom, and peace in worship and the word of God. Our unique experience with oppression has given birth to a liberating creativity in our worship expression that has been a vital part of empowering African Americans to overcome. In the pages of this book you will be blessed as you discover that same liberating creativity and overcoming spirit as you 'bless the Lord at all times.' "
—The Rev. Dr. Frederick Douglass Haynes III
Senior Pastor, Friendship-West Baptist Church