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A Harmony Pastor Feedback: NIGHT PRAYER: Thursday 12/1

A brand new month – the final month of the 12 months! 

And pardon me for being trite, Lord, however

    The place did 2022 go?


Was what appears a short while, sufficient time 

    for all the enjoyment that got here my means

        – and all of the grief my coronary heart encountered?


Too many occasions I stated goodbye 

    to these I beloved and cherished

so many occasions, that now typically

    farewell’s all I keep in mind…


However earlier than and in-between, Lord

    there have been good occasions, smiles and laughter;

there have been peaceable hours collectively

    and days of carefree surprise;

moments of wonderful grace

    and blessings massive and small…

However now it is nearly time, Lord,

    to bid goodbye to 2022…


As I look again and survey the previous 12 months’s

    days and weeks and months,

open vast my coronary heart to joys I knew

    in addition to to the moments

if you gently took my hand in yours,

    held me in your open arms

        and softly wiped my tears away…

Make me grateful, Lord, 

    for any time, for each time,

my ups and downs, my joys and sorrows

    introduced me near you…


Free me once I’m captive to my previous

    and open me to new beginnings;

heal my reminiscences, Lord, 

    and lead me ever ahead 

        to all you maintain in retailer for me..

I pray that within the 12 months forward

    I will have the grace to seek out you

at each twist and switch,

    in good occasions and in dangerous,

trusting as I did, 

    all by way of the 12 months close to previous

that each one issues shall be nicely, Lord,

    that with you, all shall be nicely...


Defend me, Lord, whereas I am awake

and watch over me whereas I sleep

that awake, I would preserve watch with you

and asleep, relaxation in your peace…






Creation Blessing  

    composed by Michael Joncas and Alan Hommerding






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