Call and Response: Journeys in UU Lifespan Faith Development

A Religious Educator's New Year's Prayer

By Natalie Maxwell Fenimore

You know that you might really be praying all the time:

A reddening sky over a horizon line with a spectrum from blue to green to yellow to orange to foamy waves breaking on sand

May the story you have chosen be the right one to bring the word to life.

May the volunteers share their inner light.

May the children be safe and loved.

Here – Everywhere – Always – We pray

Maybe we only think that we are praying special prayers for the New Year.

New beginning prayers for our always and ongoing calling.

You know that you are yourself an always prayer.

All the time, a calling

An inner light shared

Safety and Love prayed for – and may the holy work be done to make it real.

About the Author

Natalie Maxwell Fenimore

Rev. Natalie Maxwell Fenimore is part of the ministerial team at The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock in Manhasset, New York. Rev. Fenimore has been director of religious education, parish minister, and minster of religious education in Unitarian Universalist congregations in...


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