Lord, you who live outside of time and reside in the imperishable moment,
we ask your blessing this New Year upon your gift to us of time.
Bless our clocks and watches and may they make us aware of the miracle of each second of life.
Bless our calendars, these ordered lists of days, weeks, and months;
of holidays, holy days, fasts and feasts.
May they remind us of birthdays and other gift-days as they teach us the secret that all life is meant for clelebration and comtemplation.
Bless, Lord, this new year, each of its days and nights.
Bless us with happy seasons and long life.
Grant to us, Lord, the New Year's gift of a year of LOVE.
(Adapted from Prayers for the Domestic Church)