A Blessing for the New Year

Lord, as now we face

the next New Year,

Let it be a time of grace:

For family and friends

A year of blessings

that increase;

A year of favour

and your peace

For all the human race.

For a new start I pray;

Let it begin this very day:

A time for healing

for our woes,

A time of mercies

When pardon flows

For those who go astray.

A time of goodness

for those held dear,

A time of pardon

For those we fear.

Lord, let this be

a blessed year.

Amen.