God of New Things

prayer for our week

O God we are grateful to greet the sunshine of a new day that offers us a fresh new beginning.

Today, we pray for optimism and courage to begin something new, be it a new task at work; a discussion at home; a health commitment; anything that causes us pause and a struggle with the unknown of life.

Beginning this new week we are aware that, almost daily, we are offered the challenge of something new being demanded of us. We pray for inner peace and a "can-do" attitude as we meet our challenges squarely and courageously.

Thank you, O God, for all those who support us in the process and who offer us encouragement and patience along the way. For this very human of life realities we embrace the opportunity to meet a new challenge today.