Friday, January 1, 2010

A New Year’s Prayer

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Dear Father,

God of our yesterdays,
our today,
and our tomorrows.

Thank You for the year behind us
and for the year ahead.

Help us in the new year
to fret less and laugh more.

To teach our children to laugh
by laughing with them.

To teach others to love by loving them.

Knowing, when You came to the stable
in Bethlehem, You came for us

So that You could be with us,
and we could know You.
and
share You with others.

Help us to see You in every sunrise,
in the beauty of the flowers all around us,
in the stories of our old folks,
and the fantasies of our children.

Help us to stop and listen to Your voice
so we may know You more and more.

Thank You for another new year
and for new mercies every morning.

Fill us with peace,
and love, and hope,
that we might spread them to others.

We leave the past in your hands,
and step out into the unknown new year
knowing You will go with us.

We accept this new year as a gift from You
and we rejoice in what's ahead,
depending on You to help us
do exactly what You want us to do.

Because of You our hearts are filled with joy!

In Jesus name,
Amen.

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7 comments:

  1. So beautiful prayer, yes our hearts are filled with joy because of Jesus...Happy New Year!

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  2. Happy New Year! Your words have provided me with much support and many blessings and I thank you. May God continue to be a stronghold for you and your family, may His light always shine a way for you and light your path!

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  3. Happy New Year, Dear One! I pray your year will be filled with tremendous blessings!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  4. Hi Adrienne...Thanks for stopping by and glad you finally got in!
    A big AMEN to your quiet thoughts...We just finished watching the Story of JOHN on one of the Christian channels...Enjoyed it very much,
    May all you attempt this new year be a blessing to you and those you touch...
    xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

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  5. Adrienne


    Wishing you all the best in 2010!

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  6. this is a beautiful prayer....i will read it often..........thank you my friend.

    Heart Hugs,
    Coleen

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  7. Lovely words. I brings the words of a song we sing at church sometime - Stop and help me to listen. Something I need to do more of.

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