Praying in the New Year

As we enter a New Year you might like to join us praying this prayer written by the Dean, the Very Revd Andrew Nunn, for use in all the English cathedrals

A Prayer for the New Year

And the one who was seated on the throne said ‘See, I am making all things new.’  (Revelation 21.5)

God of new beginnings,

of hope and deliverance,

dawn us with fresh opportunities,

equip us for new tasks,

fill us with eager longing,

thrill us with fresh starts,

that with the past behind us

we may look to all that lies ahead

with faith in Jesus,

hope in you

and love for all.


The Right Reverend Christopher Chessun, Bishop of Southwark assures you of his prayers and blessing as we enter a new year strengthened by the faith, hope and love we have in Jesus Christ.