Prayer for the New Year

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; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

—Church of Scotland, 1952


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  1. Ron, this prayer resonates with me on so many levels! Is it OK if I post it on my FB page, giving credit to the Church of Scotland and you?

    I head off to IWS tomorrow and am looking forward to renewing relationships with my friends and colleagues there. The first student from Japan will begin the MWS program this session…a young woman I met at the songwriting workshop that I led in September. JOY! Please pray for Erika Mine as she begins the program. She is 1/2 Japanese and 1/2 American and did her university studies in the US, so language is not an issue. That has been the issue for everyone else I hoped might attend IWS or a similar program to grow in the area of worship.

    Blessings, Nancy

    Nancy Nethercott, D.W.S. TEAM missionary in Japan 1987~2015 Worship Consultant and Workshop Leader Co-Director, IWS GROW Center [Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies Global Renewal of Worship Center]


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