Saturday, 31 December 2011

A new year

A New Year’s Prayer
Author Unknown

May God make your year a happy one!
Not by shielding you from all sorrows and pain,
But by strengthening you to bear it, as it comes;

Not by making your path easy,
But by making you sturdy to travel any path;

Not by taking hardships from you,
But by taking fear from your heart;

Not by granting you unbroken sunshine,
But by keeping your face bright, even in the shadows;

Not by making your life always pleasant,
But by showing you when people and their causes need you most,
and by making you anxious to be there to help.

God’s love, peace, hope and joy to you for the year ahead.

3 comments:

Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

I love that! Thanks for sharing and here is to a Happy New Year.

hiker mom said...

Beautiful! Happy new year and here's to great hiking in the new year!

Elle said...

Lovely! How great that you chose to share it!