Prayer for a New Year.

 

God grant us this year a wider view

So we see others faults through the eyes of You.

Teach us to judge not with hasty tongue,

Neither the adults….nor the young.

 

Give us patience and grace to endure

And a strong faith so we feel secure

Instead of remembering help us forget

The irritations that caused us to fret.

 

Freely forgiving for some offence

And finding each day a rich recompense

In offering a friendly, helpful hand

And trying in all ways to understand.

 

That all of us, whoever we are,

Are trying to reach an unreachable star,

For the great and small….the good and bad

The young and old….the sad and the glad….

 

Are asking today; is life worth living?

The answer is only in loving and giving

For only love can make man kind

And kindness of heart brings peace of mind.

 

By giving love we can start this year

To lift the clouds of hate and fear.

                                                                                                                                                                                        Helen Steiner Rice