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Prayer for a brighter new year

You who knows my heart, knows well
I am ready for this year to be over.
I cannot see what is ahead,
but I know my many attempts to order time
have ended each in broken dreams.
Let’s try something different.
I promise not to waste Your time with resolutions,
promises that pile up pitifully before February is through.
Instead, I will ask that Your resolutions be mine.
Your path, my path. Your will, my will.
Let us walk headlong into this new year together.
You lead, and I will follow.


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Lori Strawn

Providence Associate Lori Strawn is a freelance writer and editor who lives in Witchita, Kansas. A 1987 graduate of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, Lori formerly served on the advisory board for the Providence Associates.

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