If you desire, watches and calendars may be placed on the table
Lord, You who live outside of time, and reside in the imperishable moment, we ask Your blessing this New Year’s Day (Eve) upon Your gift to us of time
Bless our clocks and watches, You who kindly direct us to observe the passing of minutes and hours. May they make us aware of the miracle of each second of life we experience.
May these ticking servants help us not to miss that which is important, while You keep us from machine-like routine. May we ever be free from being clock watchers and instead become who journey through time.
Bless our calendars, these orders lists of days, weeks and months, of holidays, holydays, fasts and feasts — all our special days of remembering. May these servants, our calendars, once reserved for the royal few, for magi and pyramid priests, now grace our homes and our lives.
May they remind us of birthdays and other gift-days, as they teach us the secret that all life is meant for celebration and contemplation.
Bless, Lord, this new year, each of its 365 days and nights. Bless us with happy seasons and a long life. Grant to us, Lord, the new year’s gift of a year of love. Amen.
A year of beauty. A year of plenty. A year of planting. A year of harvest.
A year of forests. A year of healing. A year of vision. A year of passion.
A year of rebirth. A year of rebirth. This year may we renew the earth.
Let it begin with each step we take. Let it begin with each change we make.
Let it begin with each chain we break. And let it begin every time we awake.
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