December 31st – A Prayer at Year’s End

A prayer for the end of the year:
Thank you Father, in the name of Jesus, for bringing me to the end of another year. Your faithfulness, as ever, is unsurpassed. My contributions to the process have been the problems and the sins – your grace has been my forgiveness, my life, my joy, my only hope. What a wondrous world you have provided. The year past has brought the glory of spring, the warmth of summer, and again the cycle of autumn, and winter. All nature responds to the rhythm of life. All life is your breath, and your word is a personal, living vehicle of your mind and will. Everything good which I have received is a gift from you; and beyond all gifts there is the relationship of love and faith and the promises of grace, which speak beyond the passing of time, filtering through the cracks of our ignorance to become rays of a glory light in which we were originally designed to dwell. Thank you for your faithfulness to me through another year. Teach me to value my days as vehicles of response to you.
These verses are selected verses from Psalm 90, 1-2, 4, 10, 12, 17:
Lord, you have been our dwelling-place throughout all generations. Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God……For a thousand years in your sight are like a day that has just gone by, or like a watch in the night…….The length of our days is seventy years – or eighty, if we have the strength; yet their span is but trouble and sorrow, for they quickly pass, and we fly away.
Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. May the favour of the Lord our God rest upon us; establish the work of our hands for us – yes, establish the work of our hands.
Oh, by the way, let the coming year be a joy to you and a shower of blessings to all who know you.

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