“God as this new year dawns, let us not be blinded by the world’s darkness or consumed by paralyzing fear.
Let us remember:
From darkness, you bring forth light.
Out of winter’s death, you give birth to life.
Let us remember, that which is dormant will spring to life, that which is pruned will sprout new strength.
Let us remember, You are the light that gives us sight, You are the breath that gives us life, You are the water that quenches thirst.
God as this new year dawns, let us give birth to what honors you; let us give life to what makes your goodness shine, let us give growth to your emerging eternal world. In the depths of our hearts let, we cry,
Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth, as it is in heaven.”