A prayer for New Year's Day 2021



This seemed a very appropriate prayer for this New Year’s Day. It is  a prayer of St Augustine who lived from 354-430AD: 


There are days when the burdens we carry

chafe our shoulders and weigh us down;

when the road seems dreary and endless,

the skies grey and threatening;

when our lives have no music in them,

and our hearts are lonely,

and our souls have lost their courage.

Flood the path with light,

turn our eyes to where the skies are full of promise;

tune our hearts to brave music;

give us the sense of comradeship

with heroes and saints of every age;

and so quicken our spirits

that God of our life,

we may be able to encourage

the souls of all who journey with us

on the road of life,

to your honour and glory.


Let my Soul take refuge. Amen