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A New Year’s Prayer

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To the Progenitor of all
I offer up my new year’s prayer,
and i now commit my past and
future into your tender care.

The year behind has been mingled–
blazing joy laced with bitter tears.
Now, as I look toward this year
I’m bludgeoned by unforeseen fears.

But all my life I give to you
and cast my soul before your throne.
I trust your guiding Spirit to
bring perfect peace and lead me on.

Lord, stir my heart for love ahead
and give me strength in you to face
the triumphs and the tragedies
by trusting in your love and grace.

Father keep my path from evil.
Protect my soul from strife and sin.
Cultivate reliance and faith
by your Spirit’s power within.

Bless my life and spread your kingdom
by reigning here within my heart.
When my peace within is threatened,
then, Lord, stay. Please don’t depart.

In the new year go before me.
Renew me for that final hour
when by your grace we all will stand
happy and holy by your power.

Submitted by Chris Clevenger

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