Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!



We left yesterday morning to go out of town and just got back but I wanted to pop in to wish everyone a Happy New Year!


A New Year Prayer
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 chriping 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..


Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog and leave a comment. It's been so fun to be back and it's all thanks to you all! May the New Year year bring you all health and happiness.

31 comments:

Margaret's Ramblings said...

A Happy New Year to you as well. I hope all your dreams come true in 2009.
Margaret.

salmagundi said...

A beautiful prayer! Happy New Year to you and yours! Sally

glorv1 said...

Manuela, a Happy New Year to you too and may all your dreams come true. Take care.

Linda's Blue Gate said...

Happy New Year...... dear Manuela..... It has been such a joy to have you back in Blog land....
HUgs
Linda

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

What a beautiful post!

Happy New Year!! I am so thankful for meeting you through your blog this year. Stay safe and enjoy all the celebrations.

Tracey McBride said...

Manuela...Please add my "so be it" to your lovely prayers. Blessings to you and your family...and to all you wonderful good souls out there who take the time to uplift and focus on the Lord's good and lovely works in this world...and thus...they multiply.
Warmly,
Traceyxox

Susan said...

Happy New Year...see you in 2009!

Mimi Sue said...

Lovely poem. Have a happy and healthy 2009. Mimi

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

What a great prayer for the New Year...

A very happy one to you, too!

Rhondi said...

Hi Manuela
What a lovely prayer. Hope this next year brings everything you are hoping for.
Hugs, Rhondi

Lady Katherine said...

Thank you for the lovely prayer! I needed it tonight as we go into this New Year. I am glad you got home safely and was able to write this prayer. Wishing you a wonderful New Year and may all your dreams come true!

Terri and Bob said...

Such a lovely prayer to share with us tonight!

Happy New Year!

Cheryl (copperswife) said...

Have a happy and blessed New Year, Manuela!

Kathleen Grace said...

A very Happy New Year to you Manuela, May it be filled with blessings from God:>)

ShabbyInTheCity said...

So glad you are back too! That is the cutest pic of the baby :)
Thanks for the devotional! And Happy 2009!

Jen r. said...

Happy new year!

Storybook Woods said...

Happy new years Manuela xoxoxo Clarice

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Happy New Year, Manuela! I'm really glad you are back too. It's been fun having you around again & I look forward to a good 2009.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Happy New Year Manuela!

Emily@remodelingthislife said...

Happy new year, Manuela! Thanks for all the inspiration you provide!

Bella Casa said...

Hi Manuela, Happy New Year to you!

xoxo,
Bella

Nnairda's said...

Happy New Year!

Elyse said...

greetings, manuela! thank you for visiting my blog and entering my giveaway. so fun to find yours! i, too, feel like i'm always "baking something." cute profile! xo

gail said...

Thankyou Manuella for the beautiful prayer. This is my first visit but I'll be back. Wishing you a Happy New Year.
Blessings Gail

p.s. My sewing room looks just like yours so you're not on your own.

Laura said...

Hello,
Have you seen your "reward of merit" on my blog? Please stop by and check it out. :)
Blessings for the new year.
Laura
OurScentedCottage.blogspot.com

Melissa Wertz said...

Happy New Year to you Manuela! I have enjoyed getting to know you and your blog is a source of inspiration!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Glory be to God in the highest.

Mimi Sue said...

We leave the irreperable past in your hands. Love that. Have a wonderful 2009 my dear. Mimi

mrsjones6 said...

Happy New Year Manuela! May your year be filled with many blessings.
Hugs,
Jennifer

Lallee said...

Happy New Year, Manuela. I love this line from the poem:
"Help us, Father, to hear Your love song in every sunrise" Wishing you meaning bright sunrises in 2009.
Hugs,
Lallee

ivoryspring said...

Happy New Year to you too, Manuela!