Thursday, January 01, 2009

A New Year Prayer

Hello Everyone,

I wanted to share this New Year prayer with all of you.



Holy Father,

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

We praise You for Your unequaled greatness.

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

Help us in Your new year, Father, 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 Love came to the stable in Bethlehem, He came for us.

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

That we could share Love with others.

Help us, Father, to hear Your love song in every sunrise,

in the chirping of sparrows in our backyards,

in the stories of our old folks, and the fantasies of our children.

Help us to stop and listen to Your love songs,

so that we may know You better and better.

We rejoice in the world You loved into being.

Thank You for another new year and for new chances every day.

We pray for peace, for light, and for hope, that we might spread them to

others.

Forgive us for falling short this past year.

We leave the irreparable past in your hands, and step out into the unknown

new year knowing You will go with us.

We accept Your gift of a new year and we rejoice in what's ahead, depending

on You to help us do exactly what You want.

I say it again, we rejoice!

In Jesus' name,

Amen.


I couldn't find the author's name but I loved the poem. I wish you all a Happy Blessed New Year for you and your loved ones.
Your Merry Christmas may depend on what others do for you. But your Happy New Year depends on what you do for others.
Have a blessed day!

2 comments:

Melissa Wertz said...

Happy New Year Valerie!

Lianne said...

Thanks for posting this...It's beautiful! I am going to share it with my women's ministry group next week. : )