Saturday, January 11, 2014

New Years' Prayer

New Years' Prayer Church of Scotland 1952

 Almighty Father, we pray Thee 

graciously to lead us through the uncertainties of this new year of our earthly pilgrimage.

Protect us from the dangers of the way, 

prepare us for the duties, 
                                      the trials,
                                                     the joys and 
                                                                       sorrows that await us;

 and grant that each change the year brings with it may bring us nearer to Thyself,

 and to the eternal joy and rest that await the faithful

 in Thy blessed and glorious presence;

 though Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.