Dec 13, 2011

Prayer of Thanksgiving: New Year

Here’s a thanksgiving prayer for New Year’s worship.  It comes from the Presbyterian Church in Canada.

New Year’s Prayer of Thanksgiving

Great God of our lives, you have been faithful in years past. We thank you for your goodness towards us and for your grace which has sustained us. For the gifts of life and vitality, for friends and loved ones.

(time of silence)

Above all, we thank you for Jesus Christ, who is the foundation of our hope and the one who leads us in your way. May your purpose be seen in our lives and your grace and hope shine bright in this world. We ask no other prayer, other than that you would be with us in the new year which is about to dawn. Lead us into greater service as we seek to take Christ to others and may we do so without fear as faithful followers. Through Jesus Christ the Lord, Amen.

— from the Presbyterian Church in Canada website. Altered slightly.

For more worship resources for the New Year, click on New Year in the list of “Labels” at the lower right side of the page, or visit this Index of New Year Resources