I know that my redeemer lives

Job 19:25 NIV

As we walk
As we wander
As we journey
As we ponder,
A shining light illuminates the path,

A guiding hand hold us fast,
A firm foundation steadies our steps:
Our Saviour true, loving and near,
Will lead us through this and every year.

Gracious God, we praise You. You never change; Your love is sure, faithful and true.  As we journey through this year may Your transforming love make us more like Jesus.  Encourage us dear Lord to spend time with You and come to know You better; increase in us a desire to read of Your amazing power, love and compassion in the Bible; energise us in fresh and creative ways to praise You, to serve You and to share Your love in our families, workplace and communities.

“Show me your ways Lord, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God, my Saviour and my hope is in You all day long.”  (Ps 25: 4-5 NIV)

Gracious God, as we reflect, may we be sensitive to and responsive to the guiding hand of your Holy Spirit. We ask all this in the name of and for the sake of your son, Jesus. Amen.

Ruth Rushworth