Friday, January 1, 2010

Prayer for the new year.

I've been gone for a long time, with some high highs and some low lows in the interim.
Today I think I am back as I share this prayer for the new year:

TOMORROW WE WILL AWAKE
ON A BLEAK NEW YEAR'S MORN,
WITH HOPE THAT TRUE LOVE
IN EACH HEART WILL BE BORN

AND WILL SPREAD TO THE ENDS
OF THE EARTH FAR AWAY,
SO THAT NO ONE NEED QUARREL
'BOUT HOW WE SHOULD PRAY.

LET COMPASSION CREATE US,
MOLD US EACH DAY,
TO A FELLOWSHIP OF NATIONS
LIGHTING THE WAY.

THE WAY HOME TO ONENESS,
TO BATTLE NO MORE,
THE WAY TO ACCEPTANCE
THAT ENDS STRIFE AND WAR.

THE WAY TO A PEACE,
WHERE WE ALL HAVE A VOICE,
WHERE EACH SOUL CAN WORSHIP
AND ALL CAN REJOICE

BE YOU ALLAH, OR YAHWEH,
OR JESUS, THE CHRIST,
GIVE US GRACE FOR THE JOURNEY
THAT LEADS TO INSIGHT.

TO A WORLD THAT WILL TREAT
EVERYONE JUST THE SAME,
SO THAT NO ONE KILLS OTHERS
WHILE INVOKING YOUR NAME.

FOR PEACE IS A SEED
THAT FEAR TRIES TO KILL.
A SEED ALL MUST PLANT
DOWN DEEP IN THEIR WILL.

IT SAYS I'LL CHOOSE LOVE
EACH STEP OF THE WAY --
EVERY MOMENT, EVERY MINUTE,
THEN BECOMES A GRACED DAY

—Carol Ann Conner
NEW YEAR'S WISH

Hopefully I can bring myself back far enough to appreciate and listen to the angels in my life.

1 comment:

DH 2Travelers said...

Cheers to that, Ann! Here's to 365 "graced days" in this beautiful new year. Love you -- Davi