O Lord,

Length of day does not profit me except the days are passed

          in Thy presence, in Thy service, to Thy glory.

Give me a grace that precedes, follows, guides, sustains,

          sanctifies, aids every hour,

     that I may not be one moment apart from Thee,

     but may rely on Thy Spirit

          to supply every thoughts,

          speak in every word,

          direct every step,

          prosper every work,

          build up every mote of faith,

          and give me a desire

               to show forth Thy praise,

               testify Thy love,

               advance Thy kingdom.

I launch my bark on the unknown waters of this year,

          with Thee, O Father, as my harbour,

                  Thee, O Son, at my helm,

                  Thee, O Spirit, filling my sails.

Guide me to heaven with my loins girt,

                                          my lamp burning,

                                          my ear open to Thy calls,

                                          my heart full of love,

                                          my soul free.

Give me Thy grace to sanctify me,

               Thy comforts to cheer,

               Thy wisdom to teach,

               Thy right hand to guide,

               Thy counsel to instruct,

               Thy law to judge,

               Thy presence to stabilize.

May Thy fear be my awe,

              Thy triumphs my joy.

Happy 2017!  Love, Wendy

From The Valley of Vision

Wendy Foulke

Author Wendy Foulke

Wendy is married to Dave and they have three sons, two daughters-in-law, and a daughter. The Foulke family has attended Christ the Word since moving to Toledo in 2007. Wendy serves as director of Women of the Word ministries and blogs at reflect-i.com. She enjoys reading and traveling. Her favorite places to visit are the United Kingdom and Montana, and she one day hopes to visit Iceland!

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