O Thou who art from everlasting to everlasting, without beginning or end of
days: Replenish us with heavenly grace, at the beginning of this year, that we
may be enabled to accept all its duties, to perform all its labors, to welcome
all its mercies, to meet all its trials, and to advance through all it holds in store for us, with cheerful courage and a constant mind. O Lord, suffer us not to be separated from thee, either by joy or sorrow, or by any sin or weakness of our own; but have compassion upon us, and forgive us, and keep us in the strong
confidence of thine eternal love in Jesus Christ; that as thou hast called us to
immortality through him, so we may pass the remainder of our years in the power of an endless life; and to thy name shall be all the praise. Amen.
from The Methodist Book of Worship for Church and Home, 1965