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.
PROMISES FOR THE NEW YEAR
Squares dancing on the calendar pages,
Oh, Lord, what will these squares unfold?
You alone the answers hold.
What if these unspent days contain
trouble, sorrow, grief and pain?
I am not strong enough to stand.
WRITTEN IN A RAINBOW
The portals of the new year loom ahead
-a dark unknown.
My heart’s aquiver with the fear
I cannot see beyond.
But then my eyes of faith
‘Tis firmly anchored to God’s Word,
No lean year this! An arch of royal purple
I’ll walk through each new day
Why should I dread, when looking up I see the
Our Father’s guarantee that all will come out best!
I need not falter, though my path be strange
How can I hesitate if One so great will guide my way?
Then welcome brand new year!
When rainbowed with His faithfulness
- to walk with God!
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, ‘HELP ME TO LEAN.’ I stand upon this […]
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