A Gathering Voices Post from TheThoughtfulChristian.com Team
Happy 2015! As you start off the New Year, please take a minute to say an extra prayer for our world. See below for New Year's prayer. And as always, feel free to customize the prayer to your personal needs (as well as share it with friends and loved ones.)
Here we go again, God.
Another year begins with its new resolutions
replacing last year’s broken, unfulfilled ones.
Give me strength and resolve to set realistic goals
and follow through on them.
please do something about this broken, suffering world,
where politicians work for corporate sponsors rather than public good,
where the wounds of institutional racism continue to fester and bleed,
where people justify killing their neighbors in your holy name,
where the world heats and threatens to incinerate as leaders cower.
Ignite in others and me a fiery compassion.
Renew our hope in your revolutionary call to world transformation.
Pull us away from mindless, distracting devices,
and guide us on your road of justice.
Make 2015 a year of the real peace you showed us in Jesus. Amen.