In a sense, a new week brings a new beginning; we have, after all, never had this week, this day, this moment, before.
In another sense, though, a new week brings more of the same; we do, after all, have our ongoing responsibilities and our routines.
O God, renew in us a commitment to live fully in the routine of the week and to deal fully with our regular commitments.
At the same time, renew in us an alertness to the different and new possibilities that lie ahead of us this week.
Renew in us, O God, the ability and willingness to live full, open, and vulnerable lives as we journey through this new week.