Prayer at Year's End
Happy New Year!
Please enjoy the following reading that was included in today's (December 31, 2023) sermon given by Rev. Winnie Skeates at All Saints' Church in Peterborough. It is too good not to share!
In the evening of this year I release the year to you.
Not a day, not a breath, have I been without you, and I thank you.
All that I have done is done; what I have not done I have not done.
All of my sins and errors you have forgiven, and I release them.
All of my triumphs are your doing, and I release them.
The year is gathered into your harvest, to winnow and to save.
My life is gathered into your grace. By your spirit in me may I learn from my mistakes, grow from my wounds, and deepen in gratitude for my gifts.
And now I turn to a new year, grateful for your presence and your grace, seeking only to live in harmony with your delight, and open to your blessing and your leading.
Whether my journey onward be long or short, it shall be in you, and I rejoice.
By Steve Garnaas-Holmes, December 31, 2018, www.unfoldinglight.net