Welcome to 2012~ It’s great to back after a nice long Christmas vacation! We found this prayer to welcome the New Year and wanted to share it with you:

Holy Father,

God of our yesterdays, our today,

and our tomorrows.

We praise You for Your unequaled


Thank You for the year behind us

and for the year ahead.

Help us in Your new year, Father,

to fret less and laugh more.

To teach our children to laugh by

laughing with them.

To teach others to love by loving


Knowing, when Love came to the

stable in Bethlehem, He came for us.

So that Love could be with us, and

we could know You.

That we could share Love with


Help us, Father, to hear Your love

song in every sunrise,

in the chriping of sparrows in our


in the stories of our old folks,

and the fantasies of our children.

Help us to stop and listen to Your

love songs,

so that we may know You better and


We rejoice in the world You loved

into being.

Thank You for another new year and

for new chances every day.

We pray for peace, for light, and

for hope, that we might spread them to others.

Forgive us for falling short this

past year.

We leave the irreparable past in

your hands, and step out into the unknown new year knowing You will go with


We accept Your gift of a new year

and we rejoice in what’s ahead, depending on You to help us do exactly what You


I say it again, we


In Jesus name,


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