Prayer for The New Year
Image: Clare Augustine Moore’s illuminated version of the Rule and Constitutions of the Religious Sisters of Mercy. It comes from Chapter V ‘Of the Vow of Poverty’. © 1992 MIA
As we begin again
and take our first steps into the future, where nothing is safe and certain,
we ask for the courage of the wise [ones]
who simply went and followed a star.
We ask for their wisdom, in choosing to pursue the deepest truth,
not knowing where they would be led.
In the year to come, God of all time,
be our help and company.
Hold our hands as we journey onwards
and may your dream of shalom, where all will be at peace,
be our guiding star.