We begin in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen
Lord, Jesus we ask for your help and guidance as we begin a new year.
Open our eyes to the new and exciting challenges and opportunities that this new year brings. Open our hearts and minds to making new friends.
Lord help us to love ourselves more as well.
Give us a generous spirit to be enthusiastic about coming to school or returning to work. Thank you for the gifts of work and education, Lord, and for a wonderful world.
Inspire us to be good listeners and attentive to all around us.
May we be kind and respectful to all.
Keep us safe during this pandemic, Lord God.
Finally, help us all, dear Jesus, to work hard and do our very best this year. May we be your Christmas lights in the sometimes darkness of our world.
In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.