Let us pray for the year to come,
For each day,
For every week,
For all 12 months that wait their turn
To challenge us, as they may.
Lord, let them be gentle
But even when they are not,
Let us remain confident in you.
Lord, let there be joy in their moments.
And when there is sorrow,
Sit beside us and share our tears.
Lord, let them overflow
With goodness and plenty,
And remind us to share.
And Lord, when the times are hard
Teach us to hope, and remind us
Christmas waits, a light in the dark.
George R. Pasley
January 8, 2019