North Highland United Methodist Church
Friday, February 26, 2021
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

January 2010 Column

The Spiritual Discipline of Prayer
I googled "prayer for a new year." The following anonymous prayer was among the offerings.

“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. Amen.”

A good resolution for the new year is to begin each day with a prayer. “Thanks be to God for another day!” That’s my usual prayer. Other good, very short, prayers are in the UPPER ROOM devotional. North Highland’s website has the link to the UPPER ROOM devotional. It is easy to do. OR pick up a free copy of the UPPER ROOM in the church foyer. Large Print also available.
Begin each day of the new year with prayer. A day goes better with prayer!
Peace, Pastor Sheila