Dec 26, 2016

Prayer for the New Year

Here’s a prayer of petition and commitment at the start of a new year. It was written by Christine Sine and posted on Godspace.

New Year Prayer

God, as this new year dawns,
let us not be blinded by the world’s darkness,
or consumed by paralyzing fear.

Let us remember:
from darkness you bring forth light,
out of winter’s death you give birth to life.

Let us remember:
that which is dormant will spring to life,
that which is pruned will sprout new strength.

Let us remember:
You are the light that gives us sight,
You are the breath that gives us life,
You are the water that quenches thirst.

God, as this new year dawns,
let us give birth to what honours You,
let us give life to what makes your goodness shine,
let us give growth to your emerging eternal world.

In the depths of our hearts we cry:
Your kingdom come,
Your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.

~ written by Christine Sine, and posted on Godspace.