Tuesday, January 4, 2005

Happy New Year

As you may have noticed I've been looking in two directions a lot, the past, and the future. There is a prayer that goes "Father we surrender this past year and give it up to You. We give You our failures, our regrets, and our disappointments, for we have no more use for them. Make us new people, forgetting what lies behind and pressing on towards 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." I love this prayer. This is my prayer for the new year. Here we are another year. 2005! I want to be encourages by my successes of the past, and be guided by what I know is out there in spirit. I guess its good to look both ways. Past and future. I know I am never alone. The victories of the past give courage for the future. I know this is going to be a great year!  Happy New Year to all!

5 comments:

gbgoglo said...

I love your prayer, Derek. I, too, llike looking both ways...it helps me live a well-lived present.  May your new year be blest and your needs fulfilled...Love, gloria
Thank you for your comments...I so do appreciate them.  Wish your momma a blessed new year for me...

barbpinion said...

Teriffic entry. Love your prayer. It's a great one, right on the mark for us all. This will be a great year for those whose focus point is Jesus Christ. Hugs, dear one. *Barb*

deabvt said...

Beautiful, Derek
Happy New Year.
V

indigosunmoon said...

Wishing you all the love and joy that your heart
can hold this year Derek!
-Connie

cneinhorn said...

just beautiful....Happy New Year to you...~JerseyGirl
http://journals.aol.com/cneinhorn/WonderGirl