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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Prayer for the New Year

Grant me the strength from day to day
to bear what burdens come my way.
Grant me throughout this bright New Year
more to endure and less to fear.

Help me live that I may be
from spite and petty malice free.
Let me not bitterly complain
when cherished hopes of mine prove vain,
or spoil with deeds of hate and rage
some fair tomorrow's spotless page.

Lord, as the days shall come and go
in courage let me stronger grow.
Lord, as the New Year dawns today
help me to put my faults away.


Let me be big in little things;
grant me the joy which friendship brings.
Keep me from selfishness and spite;
let me be wise in what is right.


A Happy New Year!
Grant that I may bring no tear to any eye

When this New Year in time shall end.
Let it be said I've played the friend,
have lived and loved and labored here,
and made of it a happy year.
-- Edgar A. Guest



17 comments:

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Have a blessed 2009!

Happy To Be said...

Hope you have a safe and blessed year to come...hugs and smiles Gloria

marypoppins said...

buon 2009
gioia e serenità
Mary

salmagundi said...

May you have a very Happy New Year!! Sally

laurie said...

Beautiful prayer. Thank you for sharing that. I want to know what the vintage-looking picture at the bottom of the post is. It is absolutely darling! Wishing you and yours a wonderful 2009! laurie

Carrie said...

Laurie,
The picture is from a DVD of 1930's greeting cards. I got it on EBay in fall 2007.
Carrie

skoots1mom said...

love the pic...it looks like embroidery!
many happy moments to come in 2009 for you and all your family and friends!!

Karla @ Ramblin' Roads said...

What a neat poem for today! And I love the vintage picture!

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

That was a lovely poem! Here's to a wonderful new year!

Hugs,
Dena

Carla said...

What a darling print! (love the words and song below too!) Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year:)

Debbie in CA : ) said...

What a precious gift I found waiting here when I regained the internet connection and began blogging again. : )

IRENE said...

Happy New Year to you!Joyful, creative, free from petty people and petty thoughts.

Linda's Blue Gate said...

That vintage girl dancing is just enchanting....
HUgs
Linda

Jeanne said...

Carrie, I so enjoyed your lovely poem. Perfect to read for the coming 2009. We all need to reflect on how we live each day to be more than we were the year before. A very dear friend always said 'seize the day' and it is good advice.

Hugs...Jeanne

Kathy said...

I love the poem you chose, Carrie. Have a wonderful week...Kathy

grey like snuffie said...

Morning Carrie, just checking in to see if you still want to be on the ABC's of the Word blogroll???? Let me know if you would like me to remove your name. thanks, pam

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

And a very Happy New Year to you too!