In the beginning… Monday 1 January 2024

Today’s word for reflection is ‘Name’. You are invited to reflect on what a name means and it’s purpose.

The 1st of January is New Year’s Day and the Feast of the Holy Name also known as the Naming of Jesus, prayers for these occasions are below.

Collect for the Naming of Jesus: Eternal Father, we give thanks for your incarnate Son, whose name is our salvation.  Plant in every heart, we pray, the love of him who is the Saviour of the world, our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.

A Prayer for the New Year: Lord, You make all things new, you bring hope alive in our hearts and cause our Spirits to be born again. Thank you for this new year, for all the potential it holds. Come and kindle in us a mighty flame so that in our time, many will see the wonders of God and live forever to praise Your glorious name. Amen.

The reflection for today can be read below, or downloaded from here: AdventCourse_1Jan2024