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Saturday, 1 January 2011

into the new year...




With You, We Walk


Another year has turned its page, O Lord.

We feel promises about to be fulfilled, hopes that may be realized,
And sorrows unknown – that may become ours to bear.

All of this, we carry into a New Year.

We declare at the doorway into this year, that our trust is not
In any man or woman to fulfill us, 

Nor is our trust in circumstance,
Or a belief that the days ahead will be easy.

We do not expect, in this New Year, for our every prayer
To be answered in a way we would like.
You are in control, and we release our lives to you.

We put our trust in this:
That You who have been with us through this past year, Immanuel,
Will be with us in this New Year.

It is in You, Immanuel, we trust.
If you go ahead of us, we will go; if you go behind us, we will go.

If you will lead us in a cloud by day, and if you will
Light the night and its shadows with Your fire, 
we will faithfully follow.

This is our prayer: In all things that happen this year we ask
That we would be aware of Your presence, O Lord.

In this walk that will always be by faith and not by sight,
Let us percieve Your nearness.

We will stumble and fall, and we will also succeed and triumph.
We will laugh, and we will also weep. 

But in those moments in which we cannot sense You near,
Let us see with the eyes of faith the marks of Your presence all around us,
Beneath us,

Carrying us boldly into Your future.

With You we walk, with confidence and trust, into this New Year.

In Your Name we pray, living Lord Jesus,
Amen.
(prayer written by Dan Wilt, M.Min.)

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8 comments:

Donna said...

Hi Faith, (?), I just wanted to drop by and say hello and Happy New Year! I saw your name on someone's blog and thought I'm going to stop by and visit.

Lovely post!

xo
Donna @ Comin' Home

Patty@sewingseeds said...

Beautiful prayer to begin the new year with.

Donnie said...

What a lovely way to start a new year. Happy New Year.

Antiques And Teacups said...

Wonderful prayer. Thanks for sharing it. We spend part of New Year's Eve every year in prayer for the following year. Starts things from the right perspective!
Ruth

Donna said...

Such a beautiful prayer! Very inspiring and good.

xo
Donna @ Comin' Home

Faith Hope Cherrytea ~ said...

Thx to each of you for taking time to visit & chat as we begin this new year's journey together with Christ & each other...

Virginia said...

Beautiful prayer! May we learned what the year 2010 gave us. Keep the good ones and discard the negative. Face the new year with full of hopes and motivation. Happy New Year! ♥
God Bless,
Virginia

Charlotte said...

What a beautiful prayer. It is one we all should be praying for this new year. Thank you for sharing.
Blessings,
Charlotte

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