As the New Year Dawns – A New Year’s Prayer for 2013

As the new year dawns

God as this new year dawns,

May we take time to see the newness you are giving birth to.

May we not be blinded by the darkness that consumes our world.

Or consumed by the fear that paralyzes our actions.

May we remember,

That out of winter’s darkness you bring forth light,

That out of winter’s death you give birth to new life.

May we remember,

That which has been dormant will spring to life,

That which has been pruned will sprout new strength.

May we remember,

You are the light by which we see,

You are the fountain that gives us life.

God as this new year emerges,

May we give birth to that which honours you,

May we bring to life that which allows your goodness to shine,

May we give fresh expression to your eternal world,

And in the depths of our hearts may we cry,

Your kingdom come,

Your will be done,

On earth as it is in heaven.

Amen