New Year Call to Worship — Ana Gobledale, UK

  This responsive Call to Worship might be used at a special New Year’s Day service or on the first Sunday of the new year.       People of the world, it is time to celebrate new beginnings. We step into the new year with faith! People of faith, it is time to look […]

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Prayer for the New Year — Thandiwe Dale-Ferguson, USA

Quietly the New Year slips in. Are we now more fearful, the radio asks? More careful? More tired? Are we now more aware 
of the suffering,
the violence, the inequality,
the injustice in our world? Holy God, In this New Year, We seek you As we have always sought you. We need you As we have always […]

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Prayer to usher in the new year — unknown author

May God make your year a joy-filled one! Not by shielding you from all sorrows and pain, But by strengthening you to bear it, as it comes; Not by making your path easy, But by making you sturdy to travel any path; Not by taking hardships from you, But by taking fear from your heart; […]

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A Prayer for the New Year — Alfred Lord Tennyson, UK

In Memoriam by Alfred Lord Tennyson British Poet Laureate, 1850   Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky, The flying cloud, the frosty light: The year is dying in the night; Ring out, wild bells, and let him die.   Ring out the old, ring in the new, Ring, happy bells, across the snow: […]

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