Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

A New Year’s Prayer

Another year is dawning
With the chance to start anew.
May I be kinder, wiser, Lord,
In all I say and do.

Not so caught up in selfish gain
That I would fail to see
The things in life that mean the most
Cost not a fancy fee.

The warm, kind word that I can give,
The outstretched hand to help,
The prayers I pray for those in need–
More precious these than wealth.

I know not what may lie ahead
Of laughter or of tears;
I only need to know each day
That You are walking near.

I’m thankful for this brand new year
As now I humbly pray,
My hand secure in Yours, dear Lord,
Each step along the way.

- – - written by Kay Hoffman

My prayer for all of you and myself is this:
That each of us grows closer to Christ this year. That we would choose time with Him over a movie, a video game or a TV show even just once. That we would consciously work each day at living our lives for him, instead of ourselves. Just being a human makes all these things pretty hard, but with Christ ALL THINGS are possible. May God bless your year!

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