Resources for Recovering Resilience: Prayer for the New Year

Prayer for the New Year

[My other perennially favorite offering for the turn of the year. May it be so.]

Prayer for the New Year

May you awaken to new beginnings
With an openness of heart
And a quickening of soul.

May you step wholeheartedly into this new year,
To appreciate its abundant sweetness and
To embrace in faith its certain sadness.
May you re-awaken hopes and dreams which
Stretch your creative spirit to give them
Life and substance.

May you be for others:

A herald of change,
A respecter of fears;
A softener of hard edges;
A co-creator of yet-to-be-known meanings;
A midwife to healing;

May you discover for your Self:

The deepest truth of your deepest nature;
A resting in goodness;
An abiding with a peaceful heart;
A living into wholeness.

-Linda Graham