Arise in the New Year


Arise in the New Year

“As you greet the Holy One at the arrival of the New Year, what is arising within you?

I arise with amazement at the presence of the Holy One.

I arise with gratitude for life.

I arise with hope that all shall be well.

I arise with courage to meet what will be difficult.

I arise with conviction to do what is life-giving.

I arise with eyes ever alert for beauty.

I arise with openness to a greater truth.

I arise with desire for continued transformation.

I arise with compassion for the hurting ones in the cosmos.

I arise with grief still settled in my spirit.

I arise with eagerness to write with depth and quality.

I arise with a sense of kinship with all whom I love.

I arise with respect as others mentor and deepen my vision.

I arise with determination to make good choices in using my time.

I arise with willingness to help those who will need my care.

I arise with hesitation as I think about pain that may come.

I arise with longing for ever greater inner freedom.

I arise with joy, knowing I am invited to live life fully.

I arise with love for the Holy One, my Intimate Companion.

Compassionate Companion and Faithful Friend, thank you for the opportunity to walk into another year of life. Help me to be faithful, to be generous, to be yours. Amen.”

From Out of the Ordinary: Prayers, Poems and Reflections for Every Season, by Joyce Rupp.

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