Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year....

And now
let us believe in the new year
that is given us—
new, untouched,
full of things that have never been.
–Rainer Maria Rilke
For this reason I kneel before the Father...
I pray that out of His glorious riches
He may strengthen you
with power through His Spirit
in your inner being,
so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.
And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love,
may have grasp how wide and long
and high and deep is the love of Christ,
and to know this love that surpasses knowledge
—that you may be
filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
Now to Him Who is able
to do immeasurably more
than all we ask or imagine,
according to His power that is at work within us,
to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus
throughout all generations, for ever and ever!
~Ephesians 3:14-21
this is my prayer for you today
for the new year ahead...
(for what more could one ask??!)
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Happy New Year!!


  1. Thank you for offering such a lovely blessing and prayer! What else could I ask for! I've enjoyed watching your blog grow over this past year. You offer such a deep of well of joy, words of hope, snapshots of God's blessings in nature and strength through scripture for me to reflect upon. Like a deep drink of spring water...refreshing, quenching and satisfying.

    Blessings to you in 2009...keep sharing your gifts!


  2. Happy Blessed New Year to you also - thank you for your visits and comments - it is wonderful to be part of a community of faith which can stretch across the world to say - I see and hear you and yes - I agree. 2009 will be a challenging year - but we walk by faith not by sight. Thank you again

  3. Such a lovely prayer! Blessings and joy abounding to you and yours in the new year. :)

  4. That's a great one, Sharilyn. Happy New Year and all the best to you.

    Best wishes,


  5. Happy New Year to you and your loved ones! May your new year be filled with joy and good health! :)

  6. Hey Sharilyn,

    Thanks again and again for always reminding us of God's immeasureable love He has for us, I think God has sent you to my life to remind me of Him. =) Hugs... thanks for everything, and this new year, I'm assured of many, because I have God and friends like you. =)

  7. Sharilyn,

    Happy New Year! Posted the heart my daughter found the other day that made me think of you! You are just too precious!

    Love you! :)

  8. Happy New Year to you. Love your blog. I even find myself looking down whenever I'm outside to find a rock shaped like a heart. How in the world do you find all of those?


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