Celebrate and Dedicate 2021 New Year’s Day Sunrise Prayer Success Hill on the Swan

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Celebrate and Dedicate 2021 New Year’s Day Sunrise Prayer Success Hill on the Swan Friday Jan 1

(For Perthites. Apologies to everyone else in Oz.)

For the 5th year running we will meet 5.00–5.45am Success Hill Reserve, 7th Ave, Bassendean WA at the top of the hill overlooking the river and the Darling Range. Sunrise is at 5.14am. Facilities: Toilets, Playground, Barbecues. Parking is through main entry but there is also roadside parking alongside the reserve. You probably should be parking the car around 4.45am. Let’s just make sure we are not too noisy for the sake of the neighbours.

Join us in dedication for the year for ourselves, our families, our churches and ministries, our communities, nation, governments and leaders, our suffering brothers and sisters here and elsewhere, the Middle East, the peace of Jerusalem, our world.

All are welcome but you may have a closer venue where you have been before (but if not, why not make it happen). Join us in spirit WHEREVER YOU ARE for praise, worship and dedication.

For young families and young people. We have had up to 24 attending from 5 different churches representing 5 denominations. But average age was 60+ so all those fun-loving people who celebrated the night before and saw in the New Year why not ALSO get up 4 hrs later for a SUNRISE DEDICATION? You can do it! Good soldiers for Jesus Christ for our day and for our nation can do it!! Come on young, and young at heart, you can do it!

Heritage of Success Hill

Known as traditional Noongar land and an important meeting place. To Noongar people this side of the Swan is known as Yellagonga’s country. Captain James Stirling explored this area in 1827, 2 yrs before the founding of the colony. We acknowledge the Noongar heritage and are grateful to use this area to dedicate the Year.

At sunrise it is suggested we join in saying The Lord’s Prayer followed by quiet singing of The Lord’s Prayer – the Millennium version to tune of Auld Lang Syne.

You may choose to read a Psalm of praise or dedication

The Lord’s Prayer – Matthew 6:9-13

“Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.”

Our Father who art in Heaven,
Hallowed be thy name.
Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread
And forgive our sins,
As we forgive each one of those who sins against us;
And lead us not to the time of trial
But deliver us from evil,
For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory. Repeat.

Let all the people say Amen
In every tribe and tongue;
Let every heart’s desire be joined
To see the kingdom come.

Let every hope and every dream
Be born in love again;
Let all the world sing with one voice,
Let the people say Amen.


Brother, let me be your servant.
Let me be as Christ to you.
Pray that I might have the grace
To let you be my servant, too.

We are pilgrims on a journey.
We are brothers on the road.
We are here to help each other
Walk the mile and bear the load.

I will hold the Christ-light for you
In the night time of your fear.
I will hold my hand out to you;
Speak the peace you long to hear.

I will weep when you are weeping.
When you laugh, I’ll laugh with you.
I will share your joy and sorrow
Till we’ve seen this journey through.

When we sing to God in heaven,
We shall find such harmony
Born of all we’ve known together
Of Christ’s love and agony.

Brother, let me be your servant.
Let me be as Christ to you.
Pray that I might have the grace
To let you be my servant too.


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