Opening Prayer: Almighty God, You have brought me into a new year, may this year be one of growth and renewal in my life. Amen.
Daily Psalm for Praise: Psalm 93
Read: Mark 1:21-28
Prayer: for the church, for others, for myself.
Hymn: “Be Thou My Vision”
Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart;
Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art—
Thou my best though, by day or by night,
Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light.
Be Thou my Wisdom, and Thou my true Word;
I ever with Thee and Thou with me, Lord;
Thou my great Father, I thy true son,
Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one.
Riches I heed not, nor man’s empty praise,
Thou mine inheritance, now and always;
Thou and Thou only, first in my heart,
High King of Heaven, my Treasure Thou art.
High King of Heaven, my victory won,
May I reach heaven’s joy, Bight Heaven’s Sun!
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,
Still be my Vision, O Ruler of all.
Closing Prayer: May the peace of God fill my heart, mind, and activity all this day long. Amen.