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January 08, 2008

The "Open Door" Prayer


In my sermon yesterday, "The Opening Door," I made use of a New Year's prayer my wife found in the book "Celtic Daily Prayer: Prayers and Readings From the Northumbria Community." We love this prayer book, in fact, you can find the daily office and readings online here if you are so inclined.

A lot of people asked me for the prayer we prayed so I thought I would make it accessible here. Enjoy.

This day is a new day
that has never been before.
This year is a new year,
the opening door.

(Open the door)

Enter, Lord Christ -
we have joy in Your coming.
You have given us life,
and we welcome Your coming.

I turn now to face You,
I lift up my eyes.
Be blessing my face, Lord;
be blessing my eyes.
May all my eye looks on
be blessed and be bright,
my neighbours, my loved ones
be blessed in Your sight.

You have given us life
and we welcome Your coming.
Be with us, Lord,
we have joy, we have joy.
This year is a new year,
the opening door.
Be with us, Lord,
we have joy, we have joy.

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Awesome. What an uplifting prayer! Thanks for posting it!


You're welcome, Nicolette. :)

Sarah Mueller

Hi Tim! I listened to your sermon on the treadmill, which is becoming my default sacred space until we get back to KC. Thanks for sharing the beautiful prayer with us. I don't know if it's because my maiden name is Magill or not, but I really love it when you incorporate Celtic Christianity traditions. We'll be back in town the last part of January, so we'll see you then!


Can't wait to see you guys back here, Sarah!


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