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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 Upper Room Disciplines 2023

Center your heart and mind on God each day with The Upper Room Disciplines.

Pause for a few minutes each day to center your heart and mind on God with The Upper Room Disciplines. Readings in this yearlong devotional book will help you find peace, comfort, and strength to meet the challenges of life and find hope for the future. Each week, a different Christian thought leader offers daily reflections and guides you to engage more deeply with scripture.

Based on the Revised Common Lectionary, a three-year cycle of recommended scriptures, Disciplines features:

  • A focal scripture passage for each day
  • Brief, insightful meditations from 53 thought leaders of diverse Christian traditions
  • A prayer or reflection to carry with you throughout the day
  • A weekly scripture overview
  • An index of scripture readings
  • A guide to daily prayer
2023 authors include:


Hannah Adair Bonner • Tex Sample • Barbara Brown Taylor • Elizabeth Corrie • Bishop Karen Oliveto • Richard Morgan • Chanequa Walker-Barnes • Peter Wallace • and others