TAKE ME INTO A NEW YEAR, Gracious God. Help me to continue looking for meaning, seeking peace, praying for light, dancing for joy, working for justice, and singing your praise. I go into the new year filled with expectations, a touch of worry, and a bundle of hope. I do not journey into the new year alone but with you as my guide, with a commitment to my disciplines, with a community of family, friends, and faith. Take me into the new year, Creator of beauty and wonder. Bless me with the companionship of Jesus, and gift me with the guidance and power of the Spirit. Amen.
– Larry James Peacock
Openings: A Daybook of Saints, Psalms, and Prayer
From page 398 of Openings: A Daybook of Saints, Psalms, and Prayer by Larry James Peacock. Copyright © 2003 by Larry James Peacock. All rights reserved. Used by permission. http://bookstore.upperroom.org/ Learn more about or purchase this book.
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Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD has risen upon you
Isaiah 60:1, NRSV
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