A Beautiful New Year’s Prayer by Joyce Rupp

by Christine Sine
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A happy New Year’s Eve everyone. In the midst of your celebrations take time to read this prayer and contemplate the year ahead.

This morning I read out this beautiful prayer to my husband. He commented that there was a lot in it that he needed to process. I agree. Take some time as you begin the new year to reflect on this prayer and all it asks of us

Faithful Companion,
In this new year we pray:

to live deeply, with purpose,
to live freely, with detachment,
to live wisely, with humility,
to live justly, with compassion,
to live longingly, with fidelity,
to live mindfully, with awareness,
to live gracefully, with generosity,
to live fully, with enthusiasm.

Help us to hold this vision
and to daily renew it in our hearts,
becoming ever more one with you,
our truest Selves.


(Sr. Joyce Rupp, Out of the Ordinary  Prayers, Poems, and Reflections for Every Season.  Notre Dame, Ind.:  Ave Maria Press, 2010, p. 144.)

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