New Year Prayer
If I could ask for just one thing
To crown this year, dear Lord,
I want to know what You are like
For You are my reward.
I want to know You as You are –
Your nature pure and true,
Your thoughts so loving and so kind,
The things You plan to do.
I want to know the things You like
And those that grieve Your soul;
I want to sense when You are pleased
And yield to Your control.
I want to walk with You each day
My constant, faithful Friend;
I want to hear You in Your Word
And spot the gifts You send.
I want to speak to You in prayer
And watch You work for me,
To find Your will and make it mine,
To trust Your guarantee.
I want to know You more and more –
Lord, grant my prayer this year;
For as I seek You, You have said
That I will find You near.
Christina Joy Hommes