A Prayer For 2014

The Welsh hymn Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah has been on my mind this morning as I've been thinking about the year ahead. Jeremy Casella recorded this song with Indelible Grace on two of their albums. It stands as a strong reminder to me of my need for God's leading hand and of his mighty Providence to lead me "safe to Canaan's side". I honestly have no clue what 2014 holds for me or my family. I have some very definite dreams and aspirations in the next year but all anxiousness surrounds me in whether those dreams will be met. 

Yet, I have one who is Sovereign over my life. He is the bread of heaven who will feed me. I have one who is my Strong Deliverer and will protect me as my shield and strength this year. I have one who will walk with me and lead me forward all along my life this year, no matter what uncertainty stands before me. 

So I pray, Guide me, O thou great Jehovah!

Guide me, O Thou great Jehovah, 
Pilgrim through this barren land. 
I am weak, but Thou art mighty; 
Hold me with Thy powerful hand. 
Bread of heaven, 
Feed me now and evermore; 
Bread of heaven, 
Feed me now and evermore.

Open now the crystal fountain, 
Whence the healing waters flow; 
Let the fire and cloudy pillar 
Lead me all my journey through. 
Strong Deliverer, 
Be Thou still my Strength and Shield. 
Strong Deliverer, 
Be Thou still my Strength and Shield.

When I tread the verge of Jordan, 
Bid my anxious fears subside; 
Death of death, and hell's destruction, 
Land me safe on Canaan's side. 
Songs of praises, I will ever give to Thee; 
Songs of praises, I will ever give to Thee.

Land me safe on Canaan's side 
Bid my anxious fears, bid my anxious fears 
Land me safe on Canaan's side 
Bid my anxious fears, bid my anxious fears, goodbye