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 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.