Saturday, 1 January 2011

New Year's Prayer.....


Behold, I will do a new thing,
Now it shall spring forth;
Shall you not know it?
I will even make a road in the wilderness
And rivers in the desert.
Isaiah 43:19-21 (NKJV)

Part of saying goodbye to an old year is looking forward to the new year that is ushering in...

What shall I look forward to or what will I change, what can I do to make this a better year? These are often the same questions I ask of myself every new year that is ushered in. Do I make New Year resolutions? No, because I usually fail to keep them....but this year I have decided to take a different approach.....

These are the thoughts I am going to change into prayers....

Heavenly Father I pray that......

I will become healthier because I am going to change the things that I can, eat better, sleep more, enjoy life......not endure stress...

Try to spend time with my loved ones and my family, let my children know how much I love them and how proud I am of them..... open my arms and my heart wider to include my darling niece and her family and help them get through the moments of sadness when we all miss my sister the most....

Love my grandchildren and be there for them as they learn and grow and face the challenges that life offers.

Love my husband and honor him, be his friend and encourage him to enjoy his retirement and look forward to spending our golden years in love......

Visit and connect more with my father who is in his eighties ......

Love my brothers who hate me and can not offer any reason why......love them unconditionally and leave the rest to God.....

Connect with my sisters and their families, we really do a network of love between us.......

Spend time with myself, either in creating or learning, or praying....... (Does God know about blogging, cause I have to add it)........

Amen,

Mags


26 comments:

Sassy Marsha said...
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Sassy Marsha said...

What a wonderful prayer, Mags. I wish you a wonderful 2011!

Love and hugs,
Marsha

(Had to delete my first comment too many typos, LOL)

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

Here's wishing that all your prayers come true! I just know that 2011 is going to be fabulous! Love and think of you often Sweet Friend!
xoxo
Karyn

Denise said...

Beautiful and I so needed to read your words this morning... The New Year came in last night with tears rolling down my cheeks and a prayer in my heart for 2011. Sorry and pain far from us and joy and laughter ever on our lips!

Happy New Year Girl............you have been a blessing to me .....

Erna said...

My dearest Mags, what a wonderful prayer and a beautiful start of a , what I surely believe, great New Year.
I'm so proud of being your friend and I hope we can find some time to spend together....
I hope all your dreams will come true...
Hugs
Er
TODC xxxxxxx

Bine Beldecor said...

Hello dear Margaret,
happy, happy New Year... for you and your family, I hope all your dreams and resolutions will come true
Warm greetings from germany
Bine

La Table De Nana said...

Prayers shared are often stronger:) A very deep post..

Re your brothers..maybe ..there is hope?As HOPE is always there.

I wish you better health and you spreading all your love wherever and whenever you can.
You have a lovely family..and you're so creative!

I hope your dreams and hopes come true.
Happy New Year.

Marydon said...

Very moving share, Margaret .. I am sure He is listening to every word ... & you will accomplish your desires.

Happy New Year & thank you for your wonderful friendship, I have so enjoyed you.

TTFN~
Hugs, Marydon

Debora said...

I assure you God knows about blogging. He's given it to us as just one more of His gifts. I like your New Year's sentiments. I have goals and plans, too, many of which mirror yours. Happy New Year to you, Margaret, and many blessings from the Lord our God!

sharon said...

May all your prayers be heard Margaret, wishing you a great 2011.
Sharon
xx

BALLET NEWS said...

Lovely, Margaret.

Happy New Year
http://wp.me/p124B5-1ev

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Margaret, so lovely!

Happy New Year and many blessings to you.

Hugs, Barb

kana said...

Ohhh what a wonderful list of wishes/hopes for 2011 and I love that you are praying for them! Such a grand idea and I just might have to try it as well.

Pam @ Frippery said...

A prayer is so much better than a resolution that won't be kept. Something to remind you to make each day better than the last. I hope all your prayers will be answered in this fresh new year, Pam

LiLi M. said...

Hello Margaret,

Thanks for your lovely wishes for 2011. I'm wishing you a very happy and healthy 2011, filled with much love and laughter, creativity, vintage finds and a lot of love from blog friends like myself.

JCS said...

What a wonderful idea and post. I hope your prayers are answered. Cheers, Judith

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Happy New Blog Year!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I echo your sweet sentiments~Happy New Year!

Createology said...

Beautifully said and well thought out. Blessed 2011 to you...

Diane said...

Very poignant and beautiful thoughts Margaret. The Lord will hear your prayers and I think He even knows about blogging. How can so many special people be in close touch with each other, lift each other up and comfort one another without Him knowing about it. You're so special, I wish the best for you in the new year. Diane

Diane said...

I almost forgot to mention that your first creation for the new year is gorgeous. I love it. Diane

Coleen said...

what a beautiful post...you put into words alot of what I feel...that you dear blog friend..you make my heart feel very warm and cozy right now!!

heart hugs,
Coleen

Auntie Bliss said...

I love this! You are awesome :)
Blogging is a tool for testimonies like yours!

Jillayne said...

Oh what a beautiful post - I love this; it's simplicity and how heartfelt it is. Love more. How can we go wrong if we all try to do that? Good luck to you in your endeavours and if you achieve but half of it, you will have achieved much.

*✿* millie meadowsweet *✿* said...

beautiful!

a joyous new year to you x

Evi said...

Mags, what a wonderful prayer. I hope all your wishes come true my dear friend.
God must know about bloggers, I think...
New years resolutions can be so daunting..., most likely to fail.. I take more the ..let's wait and see..attitude, well, and hope for the best.
LOve the hanging slipper. I think you started the New Year off with a bang!
Lots of love and many hugs, Evi
PS.Like your new header...boy, you are changing up 2011