Sunday, January 01, 2012

Sunday Prayer: New Year

From Valley of Vision...

O LORD,
Length of days does not profit me
except the days are passed in thy presence,
in thy service to thy glory.

Give me a grace that precedes, follows, guides,
sustains, sanctifies, aids every hour,

that I may not be one moment apart from thee,
but may rely on thy Spirit to supply every thought,
speak in every word,
direct every step,
prosper every work,
build up every mote of faith,

and give me a desire to show forth thy praise;
testify thy love,
advance thy kingdom.

I launch my bark on the unknown waters on this year,
with thee, O Father, as my harbor,
thee, O Son, at my helm,
thee, O Holy Spirit, filling my sails.

Guide me to heaven with my loins girt,
my lamp burning,
my ear open to thy calls,
my heart full of love,
my soul free.

Give me thy grace to sanctify me,
thy comforts to cheer,
thy wisdom to teach,
thy right hand to guide,
thy counsel to instruct,
thy law to judge,
thy presence to stabilize.

May thy fear be my awe,
thy triumphs my joy.

2 comments:

  1. Praying this right now. Thanks for sharing it...

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  2. I read that last night. I love this prayer for the new year!

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