A New Year Dawns

Words and photo by my friend Joyce Smith who died earlier this year.

As a New Year dawns,
we look forward
with hope and expectancy.

We ask God
to watch over us,
and pray for
God’s wisdom and strength;
for peace on earth;


Joyce Smith.

A New Year Prayer

Be Our Light for the New Year

Come, Holy Spirit,
Spirit of the Risen Christ, be with us today and always.
Be our Light, our Guide, and our Comforter.
Be our Strength, our Courage, and our Sanctifier.
May this new year be a time of deep spiritual growth for us,
A time of welcoming your graces and gifts,
A time for forgiving freely and unconditionally,
A time for growing in virtue and goodness.
Come, Holy Spirit,
Be with us today and always.

– Author Unknown

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