Good and gracious God, giver of every good and perfect gift, we thank you for the making of this new year in our midst.

Consecrate these days and make them holy. Consecrate your children and mark us with your grace. Consecrate your church that we might be salt and light for all of your good creation.

In this year, dear God, make us mindful of the needs of others. And give us the openness, strength and wisdom to seek you in the other. Grant us your peace that you so freely give, and help us to recognize that you never leave us lonely, for you are with us.

In this year, Dear God, prompt us to be more forgiving, more generous, more joyful, more trusting, and more accepting as we walk in your light. Grant that we might live this year in truth and that we might rest in your everlasting presence and peace.

Out of Bethlehem, and through your cross, and from your tomb, you send us forward into these new and holy days. And we know that we do not travel alone on your way.

In this year help us to receive your gift of unity. We pray for your one Church, and for the unity of all that you have made. Lord, makes us one.

Good and gracious God, giver of every good and perfect gift, we thank you for the making of this new year in our midst.

In Christ’s holy name we pray.

from Rev. Thaddaeus B. Allen, Regional Minister

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