Prayers 1 January 2024

Throughout Advent and Christmas we will be posting prayers from around the Synod, Ministers and Support Team, reflecting on the season and world events. 

Loving God,
as we stand on the threshold of this New Year,
we pause for a moment and look back on that which is passed.
We remember with thanksgiving times of fun and laughter, joy and celebration,
and acknowledge with sorrow those things which have grieved our hearts
and troubled our souls.


And as we look forward to 2024 with hope and expectation to all that may lie ahead
we pray that your ways of peace, justice and love may be known on earth, and in our hearts.
Help us bear witness to your saving grace in our lives and in the life of the church.
May we recognise your presence leading and guiding us,
that we might live as faithful disciples of your son, Jesus Christ,
who we seek to follow each day of the year and throughout our lives.   Amen


Revd David Salsbury
Moderator elect of the URC National Synod of Wales.