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Just sending this down the path.  It’s so worthy.  Ravi Zacharias‘ posted this New Year’s prayer of consecration this morning by Frances Ridley Havergal (1836–1879).  Sing it to Samuel Sebastian Wesley‘s tune, “The Church’s One Foundation. ”

Dear Father, let it be…

“Another year is dawning, dear Father, let it be
In working or in waiting, another year with Thee.
Another year of progress, another year of praise,
Another year of proving Thy presence all the days.

Another year of mercies, of faithfulness and grace,
Another year of gladness in the shining of Thy face;
Another year of leaning upon Thy loving breast;
Another year of trusting, of quiet, happy rest.

Another year of service, of witness for Thy love,
Another year of training for holier work above.
Another year is dawning, dear Father, let it be
On earth, or else in heaven, another year for Thee.”

                                                          — Frances Havergal (1874)

[Thanks, Dana, for helping me to find this.]

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