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A New Year’s Prayer

December 31, 2018

As I watch greetings from around the world

Those who have already crossed into 2019

Those who await the change of the calendar

We all seem to have much in common

For the harsh lessons of 2018

We pray that God’s Grace might bubble up

For the blessings of 2018

We give thanks for the light of God’s presence and love

For those we have lost this past year

May memories be healing

And, where needed, may they be healed

As we look to the New Year

My prayer is for each one of you

A prayer for God’s light to transform and heal

God’s grace to renew weary souls

Despite the negative headlines and realities

Let your Light shine in the darkness, Lord

May hatred be transformed into love

May fear be transformed into love

May warfare be eradicated

May we learn to transform swords into plowshares

May we learn to transform spears into pruning hooks

May we make a conscious decision to study the way of Peace

May we no longer have the desire to study war anymore

Lord, as the darkness of night descends

Let your light shine as a guide into the New Year

Finally, Lord, make us instruments of your peace

Hear this humble Padre’s prayer

Dona Nobis Pacem et in Terra

Grant Us Peace on Earth

May we indeed be that Peace

4 Comments
  1. Reblogged this on Living Tree Poetry and commented:
    My dear friend Michael Moore shares a beautiful heart moving prayer for the new year. Thank you Michael.

  2. Michael Moore, thank you and AMEN, may the new year bring us peace.

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