Dec 26, 2017

Invitation: At the Dawn of a New Year

Here’s are gathering words (or possibly a statement of affirmation) for a New Year service. It was written by Susan Durber, and posted on the Christian Aid website.

At the Dawn of a New Year

At the dawn of a new year, 
we come to welcome hope for a new world.

Let the darkness lift, 
to welcome a dawn of plenty, 
with enough for everyone 
and people ready to share.

Let the day begin, 
with new energy for the struggle 
to protect our children 
and to care for the vulnerable.

Let the light shine, 
to open a path to safety 
for all who are seeking home 
and longing for life.

Let the sun rise 
on new talks and new resolve 
to end the bombing and the terror 
and to find solutions that will last.

At the dawn of a new year 
we come to declare our hope 
and to welcome a new world. 

~ written by Susan Durber, and posted on the Monthly Prayers page of the Christian Aid website. http://www.christianaid.org.uk/