Sharing Doris Stensland writings regarding New Years. One for today “Prayer for the New Year”:
PRAYER FOR THE NEW YEAR
O Lord, my God…..
Were I a lady Solomon
with any wish to choose,
Before the new year just ahead
I’d make this one request,
I stand upon this threshold strange
and feel I’m but a child,
Yet one who leans need not be strong,
Be my support and guide,
Yes, leaning is a simple thing,
Yet my independent self
may lead me from the path
Thy Loving will has planned.
So stay close by
through each succeeding day
And help me, Lord, to daily lean on Thee.
You can find two other New Year’s writings in On the Back Step on our website: “Promises for the New Year” and “Written In A Rainbow”.
In her book Breakfast with Jesus Every Day, is “Jesus’ Invitation”, about sharing the road with Jesus on our New Year’s path:
Come, share the road with Me.
I’d love to have your company.
The new year’s path you do not know
We’ll take the road that’s gently winding,
When the road is steep and rough,
My guidance and strength will be enough.
Often signposts we will see. A detour then will only be
Don’t fear when fog obscures our view,
The road winds uphill all the way.
You’ll get closer to Heaven every day.
So come, please share the road with Me.
We’ll have such sweet camaraderie.