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'Happy New Year!' 

 

I do hope you have one in every sense of the word.


What would a happy New Year look like for you? For Bristol? For the wider world?

I’m someone who likes setting goals each New Year. As well as the usual self-improvement goals, (healthier eating, getting fitter etc), it is often a time for me to reconsider how I can better communicate with other people.


Ultimately I want my life to speak louder than my words, inspired by the writer of 1 John 3:18 who says:

 

Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.

 

I’m also someone who appreciates fresh starts, and in some ways 2018 gives us this chance to reflect and begin again. I believe in a God of countless restarts, who encourages us that each day is full of potential.


Take 4 minutes to watch the following music video. What do you get from it? What messages does it give?

 



A prayer for the New Year:

Loving God, thank you for a New Year.
For the potential, and the promise of new opportunities.
For fresh starts, for goal setting and for reflecting.
We pray that you would comfort all who mourn, and who feel unsteady.
We ask that you would fill us with hope, with vision, and with love so we may boldly step into 2018.
Amen