December 30 Prayer
What is the grace I need for this coming year?
I ask what it is I am looking for?
I sit at the window of reflection
Push back the curtains of shame
to peer into the clear space
The open sky where a newness expands
To write a story for the ordinary and the
Can I choose to hope beyond hope that things will be better?
Can I rest in the sense of knowing there is one that knows me and knows what is to come?
Can I lean into the grace being extended to me right now at this moment?
I breathe in the air of today with the expectation of your spirit rising within me.
“May Your peace break into the places of worry and foreboding.
May your grace provide for what we need this coming year.
Shut out the gloom and doom.
Raise up the hopes of your people.
That we may be a light to show the way
For right thinking and a joy filled perspective.
For we are not meant to stay in the world but leave it better with the grace of God.
May we grow in strength and wisdom
In your gracious love.
Remember us because of your goodness and your gracious love.”
Psalm 25:1-7, Psalm 103:12, Luke 2:40