Prayer for the New Year

2021 … a new year that is typically marked by new beginnings, and yet it is probably safe to say that many of us are coming into 2021 with levels of fatigue, having suffered grief and loss of various shapes and forms. 2020 certainly left it’s mark on all of us. COVID-19 has impacted every facet of our lives from the way we are able to celebrate occasions or mourn losses, to the way that we work, rest, and play. It has been a lot to process the events that have occurred in our world, from political tensions, to systematic racism, to a worldwide pandemic, let alone the challenges that each one of us has had to face individually this year. 

Maybe some of you are starting this year feeling fatigued, drained, and lonely. Maybe some of you are starting this year feeling hopeful, energized, and anticipating new beginnings. Maybe some of you are feeling a bit of both. Wherever you are, in whatever state you are in, know that at Re.Pose we invite you to come as you are, because you are enough just as you are. 

We are with you and want to continue to support you in whatever way we can, because we know that we can do hard things, together. 

We also wanted to leave you with a poem that encouraged us as a team this year, and hope that it will be an encouragement to you as well.  

Prayer for the New Year

By Linda Graham

May you awaken to new beginnings
With an openness of heart
And a quickening of soul.

May you step wholeheartedly into this new year,
To appreciate its abundant sweetness and
To embrace in faith its certain sadness.
May you re-awaken hopes and dreams which
Stretch your creative spirit to give them

Life and substance.

May you be for others:
A herald of change,
A respecter of fears;
A softener of hard edges;
A co-creator of yet-to-be-known meanings;
A midwife to healing;

May you discover for your Self:
The deepest truth of your deepest nature;
A resting in goodness;
An abiding with a peaceful heart;
A living into wholeness.