Here’s an opening prayer for New Year's worship written by Maren C. Tirabassi, and posted on Bass Mitchell’s Homilies by Email website.
A Prayer for the New Year
Creative God, you make all things new in heaven and on earth.
We come to you in a new year with new desires and old fears,
new decisions and old controversies,
new dreams and old weaknesses.
Because you are a God of hope,
we know that you create all the possibilities of the future.
Because you are a God of love,
we know that you accept all the mistakes of the past.
Because you are the God of our faith,
we enter your gates with thanksgiving and praise,
we come into your presence with gladness and a joyful noise,
and we serve and bless you. Amen.
— Maren C. Tirabassi, posted on Bass Mitchell’s Homilies by Email website.
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