My prayer at the end of 2018 and beginning of 2019 plays in my head with “Flourishing (Psalm 119)” – a song by Sandra McCracken – as its soundtrack. So I did what I do and made a video prayer set to this beautiful song with some of my photos from 2018.
May we give thanks
for all the ways we lived and loved in 2018
from our best selves, for the best of everyone
May we remember
those times when we weren’t so able
to be good and kind for whatever reason
and resolve to try again
May we honor
those we love and all we hold dear
through our words and our actions
for the common good
May we recognize beauty,
Live gently, and flourish together
as we walk in the way of peace.