Happy 2017! It's that time again. We face a fresh new year ahead of us; and we generally set about making "resolutions" or setting goals for things that we want to do differently or better in the upcoming year. Thinking about changes we want to make can be a daunting process. It's helpful to have a starting point.
I came across this poem/prayer that I thought would help us start the year seeking Him first:
I hold the weighty word of our family’s Father.
I have the open ear of the Master of all.
May I rest.
May I reflect and remember
For Your way is strange.
May I not grasp at my own expectations.
May I see through death, dark, and defeat
For all things You master.
May I pay heed to Your world.
May I hearken to Your word
For You complete what You design.
May I take with grateful wonder and righteous prudence.
May I make with joyful diligence and humble faith
For freely You give.
May I admit my limits: my failures, flaws, and fears.
May I accept others: their struggles, strangeness, and strength
For You take us into Your arms.
May I speak and see carefully.
May I sleep fully free from care
For You lead us.
Yes, Master, may You lead my family
and hold our hand
and walk beside us all the days of our lives
that we may dwell forever with your Son, Jesus Christ,
with whom we sit
asking these things.
~ Kevin Keatley
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