Upon Entering the Year of Grace
“And they shall build the old wastes,
they shall raise up the former desolations,
and they shall repair the waste cities,
the desolations of many generations.” (Isaiah 61:4)
A Prayer at the Dawn of the Liturgical Year (I)
Lord, Help me my Life Declutter
Relentlessly Focus, Subtract, Become poor
Unburden, Curtail, Reduce and Empty,
Until my rebellious bones sore.
May My Waste be Salvaged this Year
Never again pride and sin bind me,
Redeemer, Almighty, my Lord and my Master
Teach me this year to kneel before Thee!
Amen, Amen, Amen!