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.
From The Upper Room Worshipbook. Credit: The Worshipbook: Services and Hymns (Philadelphia, PA: The Westminster Press, 1970, 1972)
The Upper Room encourages you to create a life with God through prayer and spiritual practices that will renew your soul even in the midst of a seemingly unstoppable pace. This booklet offers favorite prayer practices used by Upper Room staff in the workplace, in worship, while leading retreats and training. Many have been published in Upper Room books and magazines throughout the years. We invite you to set aside some time for prayer and soak in God’s warm light and love. Some of the prayer exercises will soothe the soul while others may challenge or even unsettle your spirit. But each will draw you closer to a loving God who longs to be in relationship with you. Enjoy.
— Your Friends at The Upper Room