Matterofprayer: A Year of Everyday Prayers – Saturday, December 31, 2016
New Year’s Eve/Day Prayers
This is a marvelous way to use our church doors in prayer in this new year.
Come with me, back to the doors of our sanctuary. We can offer prayer, asking that these doors welcome many visitors during the coming year and that all who come through the doorway be blessed.
I am going to write on our church doors with prayers for all who will come through the doors this year (worshipers, visitors, brides and grooms, parents bringing babies to be baptized, families and friends coming to bury their dead, members of community groups which will use the facilities).
Please, I encourage each of you, each household, to repeat this in your own homes.
God of doors and homes, bless this place (or, home) this year and every year.
Bless all who come and go through this door, both those who live here and those who visit.
May all who enter through this door come in peace and bring joy.
May all who come to this door find welcome and love.
May the love and joy in this place overflow and spread into the community and the world. 
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 http://worshipingwithchildren.blogspot.com/2013/11/new-years-day-years-b-c.html New Year’s Day, Including children in the congregation’s worship, using the Revised Common Lectionary, Thanks to Carolyn C. Brown, 2013.