Happy New Year!

Greetings Friends! It has been a couple of weeks since we have met here together and I have missed all of my blog friends. I pray each of you have had a wonderful, blessed Christmas and that this blog finds you all healthy and happy. Jackie and I had an especially blessed Christmas this year as we were able to spend part of it with my mom.

For my first blog of 2018 I would like to share a prayer with you I found in my Grandma's Bible. Within it's well worn pages the was a little booklet titled Prayers for Evangelical Women. While small it is a treasure trove of little prayers for daily life and the one I am sharing with you today is the prayer for the New Year. While I have no idea how long ago this prayer was written, I believe it is just as helpful to us today as it was to those long ago.

Lord God; Thou hast been our refuge from all generations.-Psalm 90:1

Ever-living God! By whose mercy we have come to the gateway of another year; grant that we may enter it with humble and grateful hearts. Confirm our resolution, we beseech Thee, to walk more closely in Thy way, and labor more faithfully in They service, according to the teaching and example of Thy Son our Lord. Let not the errors and offences of the past cling to us, but pardon us and set us free, that with a purer purpose and a better hope, we may renew our vows in Thy presence, and set forth under the guidance of Thy Spirit, to travel in that path which shineth more and more unto the perfect day of Thy heavenly kingdom. Amen

Read Philippians 3:12-14

I pray you all a very happy, healthy and blessed 2018.

Until we meet here again, I pray God bless you and keep your loved ones safe.