Reverend Stephen J. Rossetti
Catholic University of America
Date of Prayer: 12/22/2010
Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:
Good and gracious God,
as the year draws to a close,
we reflect upon all that has taken place...
it is easy for us to thank and praise you for many good things.
It is more difficult to see your hand in the hard times.
Help us to treasure each event, each moment of our lives.
Help us to know that your all powerful Spirit brings life and grace out of everything in our lives.
May we embrace the joys and the sorrows.
May we embrace the signs of new life and the crosses.
As we look forward to a new year,
may we look to it with expectation and hope,
knowing that you will guide and direct our lives,
in everything that comes our way.
May we praise and thank you for the year that is passing
and for the year that is to come.
We pray this in your holy Name.
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