We are no longer our own, but yours.

Put us to what you will: rank us with whom you will.

Put us to doing, put us to suffering.

Let us be employed for you or laid aside for you,

exalted for you or brought low for you.  

Let us be full, let us be empty; let us have all things, let us have nothing. We freely and heartily yield all things to your pleasure and disposal. And now, O glorious and blessed God,

Father, Son and Holy Spirit, you are ours and we are yours.  

So be it.  

And the covenant which we have made this day on earth,

let it be ratified in heaven.

Let the new year be filled with your presence within us and among us. Work through us and beyond us.