O Father, Savior and Spirit
In our time here
We have a time for everything,
We have had many seasons in 2020
Hundreds of thousands have died around our planet
May this New Year be a time to be born
May hope come alive and be born
May we time plant seeds of life, hope, and justice
May we stop killing
and may we heal
We have wept so much
Now let us laugh and dance,
Let us embrace again
May we put a period to 2020
May we see Your commas in this New Year!
May You bless us and keep us!
May Your face shine upon us!
May You be gracious to us!
May You look kindly on us
May You give us Your peace!
Paraphrase Eccl 3.1-9 and Numbers 6:22-27 Phillip Kapela