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PRAYERS FOR THE NEW YEAR.

Dear Lord, as I close the door on this old year,
I ponder on the things I’ve done…
on the things I’ve said and the joys I’ve had…
then I wonder, have I lost or won?

I’ve thought of the new friends I have made,
and of the old ones staunch and true…
the path of the old year was made easier Lord,
because I have walked it with You.

I think of all the many times,
when my burdens were so heavy to bear,
and how my faith slipped away from me…
but somehow You were always standing there.

Now as I open the door to this New Year,
and carefully peep inside,
I wonder what it holds for me…
but I’ll throw the door open wide

And whatever it brings to me and mine,
I’ll meet it with a heart so true…
I know that, Lord whate’er it may be
You’ll be there to carry me through.


Mrs. Merrel Thompson quoted at:


Dear Lord, please give me…
A few friends who understand me and remain my friends;
A work to do which has real value,
without which the world would be the poorer;
A mind unafraid to travel, even though the trail be not blazed;
An understanding heart;
A sense of humor;
Time for quiet, silent meditation;
A feeling of the presence of God;
The patience to wait for the coming of these things,
With the wisdom to recognize them when they come. Amen.


Brooks Atkinson quoted at:


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“Come, Holy Spirit,
Spirit of the Risen Christ, be with us today and always.
Be our Light, our Guide, and our Comforter.
Be our Strength, our Courage, and our Sanctifier.
May this new year be a time of deep spiritual growth for us,
A time of welcoming your graces and gifts,
A time for forgiving freely and unconditionally,
A time for growing in virtue and goodness.
Come, Holy Spirit,
Be with us today and always. Amen.”


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Dear God,
This is the year I will be better to my body. I will be careful in my diet, walk more, exercise with regularity, and visit the doctor for check-ups. Thank You God, for the gift of my body, I will care for this amazing network of muscle, bone, fluids and organs that You lovingly made for me. ~Amen


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I do not advise that we end the year on a somber note. The march, not the dirge, has ever been the music of Christianity. If we are good students in the school of life, there is much that the years have to teach us. But the Christian is more than a student, more than a philosopher. He is a believer, and the object of his faith makes the difference, the mighty difference. Of all persons the Christian should be best prepared for whatever the New Year brings. He has dealt with life at its source. In Christ he has disposed of a thousand enemies that other men must face alone and unprepared. He can face his tomorrow cheerful and unafraid because yesterday he turned his feet into the ways of peace and today he lives in God. The man who has made God his dwelling place will always have a safe habitation.


A.W. Tozer quoted at:


“I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year: “Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown,” and he replied, “Go into the darkness and put your hand into the hand of God. That shall be to you better than a light and safer than a known way! ”

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