The Closing Year
Almighty and most merciful Father, who hast given us grace in times past, and hast mercifully brought us to see the end of another year: Grant that we may continue to grow in grace and in the knowledge of thy dear Son. Lead us forward by thy Spirit from strength to strength, that we may more perfectly serve thee. Stir up the gift that is in us. Increase our faith as thou dost increase our years; the longer we are suffered to abide on earth, the better may our service be, the more willing our obedience, the more consistent our daily lives, the more complete our devotion to thee. Grant this our prayer, O gracious Father, which we offer in the name of Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Amen.
The Book of Worship for Church and Home, United Methodist Publishing House, 1964-65, p. 78.
Lane Core Jr. CIW P Tue. 12/31/02 01:22:15 PM
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