Our good and gracious Lord,
You are our ever-present Protector and Provider,
so shepherd us today and into the coming year,
by Your steadfast goodness,
by Your perfect wisdom,
by Your sovereign strength,
by Your unfailing mercies,
that we, Your wandering sheep, might know more fully
Your pursuing love and abiding care all the days of our lives,
until that glorious Day arises
when we shall dwell in Your house forevermore.
We ask in the name of our Good Shepherd, Jesus Christ.