Christian Action League
The tugging ship is unmoored; her sails are filling with the breeze;
She sniffs the spray with her nostrils; her rigging grows
taut like giant muscles; the course is set; the pilot is at the helm –
the New Year is outward bound!
We, too, are a ship.
Each New Year we sail forth upon a sea heretofore unraveled
by our humankind.
The winds of ambition fill our sail, and the waves of adversity
dash upon our decks.
We touch at ports of call – the old familiar duties; but, O, the
New ports with wealth of experiences and
color and adventure!
Sail out, O soul of mine!
That which alone matters is that the pilot has enough faith
to trust the unknown! 
A New Year’s Prayer: God of our fathers, we pray for a restoration of belief in old-fashioned morality. Make us to know that some things are eternally right and others everlastingly wrong. Thus may we make a beginning toward righting the wrongs of our sin-sick world. 
– We pray in Christ’s name, Amen
 Fifty Devotional Services, Paul N. Elbin, PH.D., Fleming H. Revell Company, MCML.
 Tomorrow Magazine, (magazine of the Allied Church League, precursor organization to the Christian Action League), Greensboro, NC, January, 1952