Dear Heavenly Father,
once again we gather with family
and friends to honor thee and give
For this past year in which...
Many hearts have been healed
Many minds have been refreshed
Many souls have been uplifted
Many lives have been changed
For the coming year in which...
New friends shall be acquired
New covenants shall be honored
New powers shall be released
New faith shall be desired
For this present moment in which...
We may glorify thy holy name
We may gather loved ones home
We may kneel and pray and love
We may live and breathe for thee
In the name of the lamb of life,
even Jesus Christ. Amen.
(First published on November 21, 2013)