Do not remember the former things, or consider the things of old. I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” (Isaiah 43: 18-19)
Bless us, O Lord,
and bless the time and seasons yet to come.
Teach us to number our days aright,
that we may gain wisdom of heart.
And fill this year with your kindness,
that we may be glad and rejoice all the days of our life.
In the days ahead teach us to pray, and encourage us with your your promise that you hear our prayers, and answer in your wisdom, made clearer to us in the love of Jesus Christ.