New Year is a wonderful time for self contemplation and to remember what is important in our lives. It is a time to thank God for all his blessings he has showered on you and also to offer prayers of gratitude. Start this New Year on a fresh note and send blessings to all your loved ones, so that their New Year is filled with happiness, love and contentment. You will find some of the most well thought-out prayers and blessings listed in this article that you can send to your near and dear ones as auspicious greetings for the approaching year. These blessings will help them move forward in the New Year and life without regrets, fear or confusion.
To Start a New Year
"A new year is unfolding—like a blossom with petals curled tightly concealing the beauty within.
Lord, let this year be filled with the things that are truly good—with the comfort of warmth in our relationships, with the strength to help those who need our help and the humility and openness to accept help from others.
As we make our resolutions for the year ahead, let us go forward with great hope that all things can be possible—with your help and guidance."
I Am the New Year
I am the New Year. I am an unspoiled page in your book of time.
I am your next chance at the art of living. I am your opportunity to practice what you have learned about life during the last twelve months.
All that you sought and didn't find is hidden in me, waiting for you to search it but with more determination.
All the good that you tried for and didn't achieve is mine to grant when you have fewer conflicting desires.
All that you dreamed but didn't dare to do, all that you hoped but did not will, all the faith that you claimed but did not have—these slumber lightly, waiting to be awakened by the touch of a strong purpose.¬¬
I am your opportunity to renew your allegiance to Him who said, "Behold, I make all things new."
A New Year
Another fresh new year is here …
Another year to live!
To banish worry, doubt, and fear,
To love and laugh and give!
This bright New Year is given me
To live each day with zest …
To daily grow and try to be
My highest and my best!
I have the opportunity
Once more to right some wrongs,
To pray for peace, to plant a tree,
And sing more joyful songs!
New Year's Message
I asked the New Year for some message sweet,
Some rule of life with which to guide my feet;
I asked, and paused: it answered soft and low,
'God's will to know.'
'Will knowledge then suffice, New Year?' Aloud I cried.
And, ere the question into silence died,
The answer came, 'Nay, but remember, too
God's will to do.'
Once more I asked, 'Is there no more to tell?'
And once again the answer sweetly fell,
'Yes! this thing, all other things above:
God's will to love.'
A New Year's Prayer
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.
What to Ask For
Dear Lord, please give me…
A few friends who understand me and remain my friends;
A work to do which has real value,
without which the world would be the poorer
A mind unafraid to travel, even though the trail be not blazed;
An understanding heart;
A sense of humor;
Time for quiet, silent meditation;
A feeling of the presence of God;
The patience to wait for the coming of these things,
With the wisdom to recognize them when they come. Amen.
Ring in this New Year by sending some heartfelt blessings and prayers to your loved ones.