10 Jan 2021


Dear church family

In January 1874, Frances R. Havergal, a gifted poet, sent a New Year greeting card to her friends. She had written a heartfelt prayer of consecration, which epitomised her deep faith in God and exemplified her total commitment to the Lord. This poetic prayer has become a well-known favourite hymn among God’s people over the years.

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.

As we begin a new year 2021 in the midst of this relentless Covid-19 pandemic, may you experience God’s love and peace as you rest in the presence of God. May you receive God’s grace and strength as you walk close to the Lord. May you find joy and purpose as you seek and obey the will of God.

So teach us to number our days, that we may present to You a heart of wisdom.”  Psalm 90:12  (NASB)

Pastor John

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