Hari Om !!
The following is a 'Prayer for the New Year', written by Param Pujya Gurudev - Swami Chinmayananda. This is a reminder for us to re-anchor ourselves towards Saatvik virtues like love, compassion, empathy, righteousness and brotherhood.
This is taken from a book titled 'Read Daily, Live Fully', a 1-page lesson for every day of the year. You can purchase the book here.
You can access the CMP 2022 Calendar plus a resolution list here.
Hari Om !!
Beloved Lord ! You had, with infinite patience, in Your endless mercy, led us through a busy year, giving certainly more than what we asked for, and often even more than what we perhaps deserved.
We prostrate to You in humble reverence, aghast at Your endless grace, under which alone we could live all through last year a reasonably noble and moral life of service and satisfaction.
Lord ! With Your help, may we live a nobler life of greater undertakings in your seva (service) all through the coming year. Let duty become touched with beauty and for every fancied crime done to each other, let us forgive among ourselves in the flood of our mutual love for each other and for all.
If we may be permitted to ask of You anything, we ask that all our obligations may, in Your blessing, be turned magically into opportunities. Teach us to fulfill our duties with joy, nay, with pleasure. May we bow down to others’ needs.
Let our ears be tuned to hear with love and concern the silent cry of the needy. Give our hands not so much strength to accomplish great things as the sensitivity to do small things most graciously, with loving sympathy.
Let us learn to accept kindness with humble joy. Let us, during this year, learn to heal ourselves of all misunderstandings, jealousy and regrets that erupt from time to time in our own hearts.
As this year ends, and the fresh year is being welcomed, let peace and goodwill burst in our hearts. In all our honest and good intentioned efforts in serving others, O Lord ! Let others feel happy with us and supremely thankful to Your glory.
We shall sincerely strive, all through the year, to serve Your creatures, but only in Your grace shall they feel blessed, by Your Splendor Divine.