We pray that God will fill our hearts with peace and joy even in the midst of uncertainty and turmoil.
We pray that we may be instruments of divine love and that our acts of kindness will lighten others burdens.
We pray that we may stand in solidarity with those who are on the margins.
We pray for those who work for social justice, that their hearts be strengthened to touch the lives of the poor, homeless and marginalized.
We pray that our gifts of time and treasure will help those in need.
We pray that all people will slow down enough to hear Godde's words of love for them.
We pray that our world government leaders will listen as well as speak.
We pray that all people will be obedient to what Godde calls each of us to be/do in the New Year.
We pray for the greening of hearts in the midst of a cold winter.
We pray for a deep sense of laughter that overshadows present pain.
We pray for calm in the middle of every conflict, calm so deep it shelters the light of faith that will bring in hope for new beginnings.
We pray for enlightenment that leads every person through the darkness.
We pray for fullness of life that moves in when emptiness carves a hole in our souls.
We pray that we may grow in love with the gifts of creation and that the desires of our hearts may match God’s fondest dreams for us .
We pray for light and joy for all and for a steadfast spirit as we give ourselves in service of others.
We pray for indescribable energy that moves believers of all nations to turn toward those in need and say, Yes, we Can!
We pray for equality for all in our world. We are one!
We pray for an end to hunger- for food, for justice, for peace and for love as we link arms, and together move forward carrying the Christlight burning bright forever.
This New Year:
-May we be slower to speak and quicker to listen,
-May we be less closed and more open to the suffering of others
-May we live the Good News of our Brother Jesus in thought, word and deed.
-May we open our arms and encircle the world in loving embrace of forgiveness and reconciliation.
-May we live peace in our own hearts, families, communities and the world.
- May we laugh more, cry more, hug more, dance more as we move more deeply into your Mystery of Being inviting others into the dance of humanity evolving toward Godliness.
From the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests