A Collect to Receive the New Year

Lord of Heaven and Earth, who stands outside of time, yet walked within it, as we look to another year, grant us wisdom to plan in alignment with your goodness and acceptance to receive whatever lies in store for us, whether it be blessing or curse, that we might not struggle needlessly, but rejoice that you are sovereign and have our good ultimately at heart, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. ‘ For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.’ – Ecc. 3:1