Another prayer as we enter 2012

For my friends in Australia and New Zealand the new year is already well under way. For those of us on the West Coast of the U.S. it is still several hours away. Wherever we are this is still a good time to reflect and renew ourselves in the promises of God.

I wrote the original version of this prayer as my facebook prayer this morning, but as you can see it has grown and taken life over the day. I pray that it will be a blessing for you too.

God may I welcome this new year without fear or regret,
Secure in the certainty of your promises,
May I live in anticipation of its beauty,
And be prepared to embrace its challenges,
May I look for your love in every moment,
And listen for your voice in every sound,
May I see your image in every stranger,
And exalt in your glory expressed in all your creation,
May I learn to live in the place of trust,
Remembering always that the future is in your hands.