New Year’s Prayers

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A New Year’s Prayer:

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.


“Heavenly Parent, for this coming year just one request I bring.
I do not pray for happiness or any earthly thing.
I do not ask to understand the way you lead me;
But this I ask—teach me to do the thing that pleases Thee.
I want to know Your guiding voice, to walk with you each day.
Heavenly Parent, make me swift to hear and ready to obey;
And thus the year I now begin a happy year will be,
If I am seeking just to do the thing that pleases Thee.”

~ Anonymous (with slight CP alterations)

New Year’s Prayer by Charlotte Anselmo along with Auld Lang Syne commentary

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