Holy Energy of the World, as we ring in the secular New Year, may you strengthen our steps as we move toward the long sought after feeling of new beginnings and changing tides.
God of the hopeful and the optimists, may we see our visions fulfilled, that we may find a world with cleaner air, a healthier community, and a world made up of helpers.
God of the timid and the pessimists, may we push through the friction of a fractured society, checking in on our neighbors and the stranger in our midst to make sure that we carry one another forward.
God of the tired and the weary, may we find the courage from the deepest parts of our soul to continue to place one foot in front of the other. As we pray for healing to the sick, strength and steadiness to the doctors, nurses, caregivers, and frontline workers, we also pray for the mourners, those who are trying to return to their new normal in already uncertain times.
We pray for the mothers, too tired to pick up another shift,
We pray for the fathers, too worn down to read a bedtime story,
We pray for the children, too hungry to focus on their schoolwork.
We pray for all people, patiently waiting, as safely as possible, for their chance to receive the vaccine and transition to the next new normal.
Holy One of Blessing, may we feel Your presence in the smallest and most profound parts of the year ahead. May we find unique new beginnings, familiar adventures renewed, and a year to grow into the best version of ourselves.