December 30, 2009

Prayer for the New Year (RWP #107)

(Shotgun Blast by Shane Gorski)
This Photo Prompt had such a spiritual quality to it, I thought it apropos to do a prayerful poem in hopes for the New Year. As a very lapsed Catholic, I still could not help but add part of the prayers of mass. "God bless us, everyone."


within the cathedral of hopelessness
each light of heaven valiantly strives
to wash away the sins of the world...

have mercy on us.


amongst broken spirits and battered souls
sanctity consecrates humankind
to wash away the sins of the world...

bring us peace.


through the futility of existence
divine grace comforts the simple heart
to wash away the sins of the world...

hear our prayer.


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14 comments:

  1. Beautiful litany, Cynthia! Light and hope in spite of the negativity that surrounds us. Very nice content and structure too.

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  2. Deus det nobis suam pacem.Et vitam aeternam.
    Happy New Year from another lapsed prolapsed
    poet.

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  3. Cynthia, that is a lovely liturgical prayer. Just beautiful. Well done. Truly.

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  4. This is a wonderfully worded prayer! Well formed.

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  5. The lines of your litany flow in a wonderful rhythm of hope and promise. Thank you for writing and sharing this Cynthia. I hope the coming year brings renewal and joy to your life. Most of all, i wish you love! Happy New Year!

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  6. Lovely thoughts Cynthia
    a bright new year to you

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  7. I recognised the words and you've transformed them beautifully. Happy New Year Cynthia.

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  8. I go in and out of being "lapsed," but the words of the mass stay with me... Beautiful, Cynthia.

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  9. This poem really touched me. The connection between your writing and the divine imagery was beautiful.

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  10. great words with a real nice rhythm..thanks for sharing this Cynthia

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  11. Hi Cynthia,

    Happy New Year! Lovely rhythm, thoughts, words, and hopefulness.

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  12. If there were more sentiments like this in its liturgy, I might not be counted among the lapsed Cathoics :). Happy New Year!

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