Jan. 2, 2022
A daily prayer from the New England Conference
Members of the New England Conference Extended Cabinet are sharing a daily prayer based on the Revised Common Lectionary for the week.
You are welcome to use these in worship or in your own devotions.
Gracious and Eternal God, as we awake to the gift of this day, we are grateful for a new act of creation. How good it is to sing our praises to you. We thank you for the privilege of participation and recognize that because of you; we are free to change, to become, and to expand. Gather our myriad hearts and thoughts into unity with your vision. We ask your blessings on all these ventures and give us a deeper understanding of your word made flesh. Inspire us to become better participants in this experience we call life. Make yourself known to us anew, and may we feel your loving embrace surround us. Inspire and transform our lives and behaviors. Lead and guide us as we lean into a New Year, so full of possibilities. Guide us as we strive to follow you, more closely. Break down the walls which separate your creation and unite us with your bonds of love. Hold this world in your compassionate embrace, and may we know your purpose and your will for our lives. We thank you for your abiding presence as we lift our voices in praise. Amen. I Have Decided to Follow Jesus I have decided to follow Jesus; I have decided to follow Jesus; I have decided to follow Jesus; No turning back, no turning back.
Tho' none go with me, I still will follow, Tho' none go with me I still will follow, Tho' none go with me, I still will follow; No turning back, no turning back.
My cross I'll carry, till I see Jesus; My cross I'll carry till I see Jesus, My cross I'll carry till I see Jesus; No turning back, No turning back.
The world behind me, the cross before me, The world behind me, the cross before me; The world behind me, the cross before me; No turning back, no turning back. Prayer by Rev. Dr. David V. Calhoun Seacoast District Superintendent Based on Psalm 147 & John 1: 1-9, 10-18 “I Have Decided to Follow Jesus” lyrics © Songtrust Ave, Nw Royalty Consulting, LLC Songwriters: Traditional / Leslie B. Tucker Source: LyricFind