Sharing A new Year's Prayer

@Zelmarq (11503)
Cebu City, Philippines
January 8, 2008 5:01pm CST
I read this New Year's Prayer and I wanted to share this to all mylotters. " Father, we surrender to you this past year and give it up to YOu. We give You our failures, our regrets and our dissapiontments, for we have no more use of them. Make us now a new people, forgetting what lies behind and pressing on toward that which lies ahead of us. We give You all our hopes and dreams for the future. Purify them by Your spirit so that our wills shall truly reflect Your will for us. As we stand in the threshold of another year, encourage us by our successes of the past, challenge us by the power of Your word, and guide us by the presence of Your Holy Spirit." With confidence in God, we can look back and look ahead, and walk boldly into a new year. David McCasland
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@bfarrier1 (2082)
• United States
8 Jan 08
Thank you so much for sharing this prayer with us and the words are so true it is beautiful and I hope you don't mind but I wrote it down so I can say it again. I hope your year ahead is a blessed one and successful. Happy new Year!
@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
8 Jan 08
Its not even my prayer, i just read it and copied formt he original author thats why theres the qoute sign, meaning its somebody else's and I am glad you are writing it down coz it worth writing it.
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@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
8 Jan 08
Amen, Zelmarq, I accept that..:)
@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
8 Jan 08
Thats true and very real in our lives.
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@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
8 Jan 08
This is a very good prayer. I like what all it adds to it. Thanks a lot for sharing this prayer.
@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
8 Jan 08
You are very welcome, its the first daily devotional of the daily bread last 2006 and i still have the hard copy and I read it again this year and im reminded of this great prayer. You are most welcome.
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
9 Jan 08
thanks for shareing . nice prayer
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
9 Jan 08
You are very much welcome and I just hope this helped you a lot in realizing things from last year and making it good this year.
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
10 Jan 08
Im glad that you have been healed my friend. Its was not an accident nor coincidnec that this happened to your life. Everything happens for a reason. I would like to share this line: "In hindsight, I have learned how God’s comfort in suffering can build bridges to those in pain. Paul made this point clear: “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God” (2 Cor. 1:3-4)." Are you bringing your emotional pain to God? His spiritual healing can help you to provide comfort to others, just as through Christ my friend comforted me. — Dennis Fisher Oh, give Thine own sweet rest to me That I may speak with soothing power A word in season, as from Thee, To everyone in needful hour. —Havergal "Christ was broken for us to comfort the broken among us."
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
11 Jan 08
this is all nice thanks
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@miryam (6507)
• Italy
9 Jan 08
very good. o hope that my pray are listen and i try to be a good sun of god......... i pray every day.......... thanks myryam i hope in a good futrure and a good fate
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
9 Jan 08
I hope the best for you this 2008. have a nice day and happy mylotting!
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@miryam (6507)
• Italy
10 Jan 08
Thanks.Myryam
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@lyndee22 (1211)
• Philippines
10 Jan 08
Amen. Thank you for sharing this wonderful prayer. It serves as a guiding spirit in this another year of praying, hoping, wishing and dreaming. Good Luck to all of us.
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
10 Jan 08
I am just passing on blesings of encouragement, it has encouraged me a lot and for me its a joy to encouarge others through the words that I get from people too. Have a nice day!
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@joyce959 (1562)
• Philippines
9 Jan 08
This is a very nice prayer. Its really good if we put everything in God's hands, surrendering to Him our failures, shortcomings and problems and asking for guidance, protection and more blessings. I appreciated that you shared this prayer here.
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
9 Jan 08
I know it helped me and wanted to share the great feeling I felt after reading this poem.
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@mycharm88 (2292)
• Philippines
9 Jan 08
This is such a wonderful prayer, it's nice to surrender everything to HIM. He alone knows what is best for all of us. There are a lot of changes last year, lost someone, tragic moments that helped me to be strong, strong for myself and my family and friends. Reading this prayer is just lifted my soul today and made me realize that God had never left me. He was there with me all the way... Thank you for sharing this and for me, our friendship is a blessing ...Wishing you a happy new year!!!take care te.
@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
9 Jan 08
Yes, its time to move on and treasure the past year's learning and hurts and pains. Another year to do more and improve what ever it is that we have left undone last year. Happy new year to you!
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@pastorkayte (2255)
• United States
14 Jan 08
I liked that and I thought that more people should read that. You know every year we are doing something, going somewhere, building and refining and we should all take a moment to acknowlege the one who gave us the ability to do so. Amen to that prayer
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
14 Jan 08
Its a nice prayer to start the year a good reminder for each of us. Hope you have a great day ahead. Take care!
• United States
13 Jan 08
This prayer says it all. Let the Father take hold of all. He knows what is best for us. If we put ourselves in his hands and let go things work out. Thanks for putting this hear. It is a prayer that means a lot.
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
13 Jan 08
Very true. Im glad that you are blessed with this prayer. Its means a lot to me and its worth sahring to all mylotters.