New Year Prayer

#inspiration, prayerIt has become my tradition to share this poem with you as one year and we embark upon another. Every year I read it and appreciate what it has to say. My mother gave it to me many years ago and unfortunately, I don’t know who the author is.

My prayer is that each of you will be blessed this way in 2019.


May God make your year a happy one,
Not by shielding you from sorrow and pain,
But by strengthening you to bear it, if it comes.
Not by making your path easy,
But by making you sturdy enough to travel any path.
Not by taking hardships from you,
But by taking all cowardice and 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 where man and his cause need you most,
And by making you anxious to be there, and to help.

Author unknown

6 thoughts on “New Year Prayer”

  1. How special. Happy New Year to you dear Tandy and Brian and family. May Jesus be the focus of your year. You are dearly loved, by Shirley

  2. This is such an inspiring poem and choked full of wisdom and hope. Thank you for all you do to encourage others with your words and by sharing them in this way….Best wishes in this new year as we go forward in faith.

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