Prayer Offered for January 4, 2023

As we begin this New Year 2023, we ponder the words of Howard Thurman:

When the song of the angels is stilled,
When the star in the sky is gone,
When the kings and princes are home,
When the shepherds are back with their flocks,
Then the work of [this new year] begins:
To find the lost,
To heal the broken,
To feed the hungry,
To release the prisoner,
To rebuild the nation, [and the State],
To bring peace among people,
To make music in the heart.

(“The Mood of Christmas and Other Celebrations” by Howard Thurman)

This is some of the work of this Senate; and so we pray:
May the Lord bless us and keep us.
May God’s face shine upon us, and be gracious to us.
May God look upon us kindly and give us peace.—AMEN.

(Numbers 6:24–26)

Prayer Offered By: 
Sr. Michelle Gorman, RSM
Prayer Date: 
Wednesday, January 4, 2023
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