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Prayers for a Better Year
That in 2002 we may put our fears behind us and move forward into a year filled with peace and security


On Dec. 31, we end a year that many Americans will count among the worst in their lifetimes.


Even those not in New York City or Washington, DC, have been profoundly affected by the attacks on September 11, and all of us continue to struggle with the ramifications.

In addition, over the past year, tens of thousands of individuals lost their jobs and perhaps their savings. Even among the still-employed, economic insecurity and anxiety have risen.

Yet 2001 also offered wonderful examples of the resilience and generosity of the human spirit and should remind us of the values we hold dear: that we can find heroes among ordinary people; that tolerance is a tradition worth guarding; and that family and friends are what help us to continue on with life.

It is our sincere hope that 2002 will be a happy, peaceful year for America and the world.

Please join our prayers for a better year by adding your own below.

 
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christianteen1
12/22/2001 02:44

Creator God
This world is one of your greatest works of art. How I weep when I see it being torn apart by war, hatred, violence, and wrath.

Creator God, you gave us hope through Jesus Christ. He gave us the words "Be of good cheer, I have overcome the world." Let us live with that hope everyday.

Source of Being, bring the life-giving power of the Spirit in the world. Let weapons turn into plowshares and hatred into love. Let war perish and may peace prevail.

Loving and Holy One, I bring my wishes of a peaceful new year. I ask that love as expressed through our Lord Jesus Christ be a driving force.

I pray in the name
Of Christ, the Prince of Peace

Amen


JRememberme
12/27/2001 09:41

Our Lord,

I pray for your guidance and strength during our time of great need. As we enter the new year with anticipation, grant us Your mercy and grace.

Out of the greatest evil, only You o Lord can bring about the most profound good. Strengthen our faith and hope for the future, a future of peace and justice for all Your children.

In the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord.

Amen


enots
12/28/2001 12:40

I pray for a better year for all....for love, safety, prosperity and healing!

May we all have a great 2002...the palindrome year!


mookie
12/28/2001 17:19

Let's pray that we can remember the good times this year brought along with the bad, and that we don't lose sight of the lessons this year taught us. As one who was in great part spared the trials of 2001, I'm thankful. Keep all those around me happy, healthy and mindful in the new year. Amen.


se561
12/28/2001 21:37

Theres beens so much heartache and death in the past year. Please dear God restore the peace and harmony and lets us feel real joy in the coming year.
se561


Winterbloom
12/28/2001 21:51

Blessed are you, Lord our God, who has given us the strength to live through this year past. May we have the courage to walk into the future and act with compassion and mercy. Bless us with peace in the world and in our own lives.


venusroxx1
12/29/2001 05:21

dear God, i have faith that you hear all our prayers. I know that the comming year will be a better one for this world we live in. I know that your love will surpass all that is not of You. I pray to Jesus and ask that he show all of us to be like him. I pray that Jesus guides us and teaches us forgivness and understanding. I pray that we do not forget how much The Lord can comfort us. I pray for our country and the rest of the world. Dear God, i Pray in Jesus' name, Amen.


angel81526
12/29/2001 11:12

Great Spirit Creator of the Universe
I pray for our world, I pray that we can all learn to live in peace, I pray that we can love one another and be one as was intended. I pray for an end to all war, and peace on earth. Dear lord please give us peace,and love. Guide us in your footsteps Lord. May we all learn to live in peace. May there be an end to wars and poverty and homelessness.Peace on earth dear lord, peace on earth. In Jesus name amen


CHATTYKATIE
12/29/2001 14:33

DEAR FATHER IN HEAVEN, THANK YOU FOR YOUR GUIDANCE THRU ANOTHER YEAR. THANK YOU FOR YOUR WAKE-UP CALL ON 9-11. AS WE BEGIN ANOTHER YEAR MAY YOUR PEOPLE CONTINUE TO PRAY AND HUMBLE OURSELVES BEFORE YOU. FATHER PLEASE CONTINUE TO GUIDE US, OUR PRESIDENT, AND OUR MILITARY THRU NEXT YEAR. MAY A REVIVAL BEGIN IN OUR NATION AND SPREAD THROUGH OUT THE WORLD. MAY PEACE AND JOY SPREAD THROUGH OUT THE WORLD. PLACE A HEDGE OF PROTECTION AROUND OUR GODLY LEADERS. WE NEED THEIR WORDS OF WISDOM AND GUIDANCE. PLEASE PLACE A HEDGE OF PROTECTION AROUND OUR PLACES OF WORSHIP. FATHER PLEASE PROTECT US FROM THE EVIL TERRORISM. THANK YOU FOR PROTECTING THE PASSENGERS FROM THE SHOE BOMBER. FATHER PLEASE HELF THE HOMELESS AND THE LESS FORTUNATE, MAY THEY BEGIN A NEW YEAR WITH A BRIGHTER RAY OF SUNSHINE. DEAR FATHER IN CLOSING, THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU HAVE DONE AND WILL DO. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SON JESUS AND FOR THE GIFT OF SALVATION THAT YOU HAVE GIVEN SO MANY. I LOVE YOU MY FATHER IN HEAVEN.


abetheophilus
12/29/2001 15:46

prayer for a new year>

give everyone their daily "needs".

people live on a daily basis, without the ability to know tomorrow. You want to make God laugh tell Him what you will do tomorrow, much less your wishes in the new year.

abe t eapen


passionatelady
12/29/2001 16:55

Dear God Our Savoir, I thank you so much for a great year inspite of what happened 911 & the bad times I had this year. I thank you God for letting me get this far. I do pray for our country that I love so much. I do pray that you keep us safe out of harms way.love us unconditionally my father. I pray that we have a better 02 then we did this year. I pray for love, peace, friendships & more of us working together than against each other. I pray that we will help each other out in whatever we need help in. That the President & his people come to you in prayer & ask you to help them with bin laden & his people. I pray that we will see a great life with you. I pray that people who don't know you get to know you & also I pray that people that don't know that they don't have a life without you get to know that & soon. My father I love you so much more than I do our country. I thank you so much for making my life alot better then my life has ever been. Thank you for my family & my wonderful friends I bow down to you my father. I pray that I will continue through the New Year that I won't ever forget about you Father. Plus through the rest of my life I pray that I won't ever forget about you Father my God forever & ever. I love you so much I pray for everybody everywhere in the world I pray all these things in the name Jesus Christ Amen.


jubilyhill
12/29/2001 18:19

Abba Father,
I want the love that always sweetly bears
I want the love that patiently endures
The wrongs that come from enemy or friend.

Sometimes we must deal with people who are eager to bring us down. Like King David, let's do what God would have us do -- use restraint, and keep on doing good.


k59
12/29/2001 23:57

Our Heavenly Father
I pray the year 2002 will be a great year for families to come together and help each other achieve their dreams. I pray for the leaders of our country. I pray for my health. I have survived breast cancer treatments. I pray for everyone in general may they have peace. Amen.


Phebe
12/30/2001 03:44

Father in the name of Jesus Thank You for a wounderful Year 2001, and Thank you for a New Year 2002, Father I ask that you continue to bless my family and myself. Also Bless everyone that was effected by 9/11 Bless and given them strenght to have a postive attitude about life and to know that all things work for the good. Father I'm also praying that you bless my husband and myself with our first dream home, and bless me with a job, Father cover my marriage,health,finances with the blood of Jesus, and allow no weapons to form against them,Father thank you for answering my prayers,in your word you say ask and it shall be recieved. Fahter I love you, Thank you for allowing your son to die for me and my sins. Father in the name of Jesus thank you for all my trials and tribulations which has brought on strenght and patience.
Amen


jennifer_chase
12/30/2001 09:20

Dear Heavenly Father,
As the year 2001 comes to a close, please help all those who have suffered a great deal this year esp on 9/11 to come to term with their pain and give them strength to move on with their lives together with their families. Bless them all, Lord, with your Peace, Love & Spiritual Strength.
Please bring Peace to this restless World and may people of all nations, religion & colour live in peace with one another. Drive out the evil that is causing war & strife. O Beautiful Mother of God hear our prayers and intercede for us. Please bless us with Peace & Love in the year 2002 onwards. O Lord hear us we pray. Amen.


divinegrace
12/30/2001 13:41

Dear God we thank you for the gift of this year for the opportunity to become closer to you. Despite the losses and the hardship, we were also presented with an amazing opportunity to bring your grace into our hearts. Let us learn from the obstacles that were brought into our consciousness. We surrender all burdens, all challenges, all worry over to you dear Lord. On this new year please open up our hearts to those around us and open our minds to the gifts that await us. Help us to spread your light upon the world so we can act as instruments of your peace. In God's name we pray. Amen


punk-rock
12/30/2001 15:04

Almighty Creator,
Help us to be more tolerant of those we disagree with.
Help us to learn our own hearts,and see the good in the hearts of others.
Help us to see each day,and each person as a wonderful possibility for the betterment of us all.
Blessed are you,O G-d,
Amen


GEORGEDEMETRIOU
12/30/2001 20:28

O HEAVENLY FATHER, KING OG KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS, THANK YOU FOR THE MIRACLES YOU ARE PERFORMING IN MY LIFE RIGHT NOW. THANK YOU THAT YOU WILL BE HEALING MY DAUGHTER OF MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS AND GIVE HER A PERFECTLY HEALTHY BABY. THANK YOU FOR HEALING MY OTHER DAUGHTER OF HEART PROBLEM. THANK YOU FOR HELPING ME GET IN TOUCH WITH MY GRANDSON AND THANK YOU FOR THE INCREASE IN MY FINANCES. THANK YOU AND PRAISE YOUR HOLY NAME AMEN


usanglican
12/30/2001 20:43

Almighty God, grant that 2002 may be a time of improved relations between people of all faiths, races, and traditions. Let improved and enhanced understanding of each other decrease humanity's tensions, hatreds, and terrorist actions.
I pray You will continue to hold my sister in the palm of Your loving hand as she continues to grieve for her beloved, lost on September 11 in New York. Give her strength and courage to settle into a comfortable new life in a new city and grant that she be served by compassionate individuals while she heals. Amen


luzgandulla
12/30/2001 21:35

almighty god, may your everlasting love for all mankind see us through a more peaceful, loving and healthy year in 2002.may you shower the universe with all kinds of blessings and above all give us all love for one another. AMEN (lucy g,)


rayaws
12/31/2001 02:44

Lord Jesus
You have promise us peace which passes all understanding. This is what we pray and long for in the coming year.

The year holds so much unknown to us but to you nothing is hidden. We therefore live in the assuarance that you are in control of happenings in the world.

Give us wisdom to number our days and to live lives worthy of our calling and be mindful of how our lives impact on others.

Fill our hearts with the desire to be honest, fair and just in all that we do in the coming year.

May you be pre-eminent in all that we do. We ask all these in Jesus mighty name with thanksgiving for all that happened to us in the previous year.


thersa1
12/31/2001 02:44

Oh Lord, these are violent and restless times. Please give us all strength and courage in our daily lives to go on to live another day. Please bless us all, every race, creed, culture, color, age, sex, and religious domination. Oh Lord, please bless all of your children, even the ones who have strayed away from your wonderous love. This year I thank-you for my beautiful and healthy niece who, as you know, graced our family with her soul on May 8th, 2001. In 2002, if not, in your own time please dear lord let their be peace, love, and joy. I ask this in your name. Amen.


clarkro
12/31/2001 09:12

Dear Lord, I come to in prayer to ask that you continue to strength our people who have seen some of the worst of times but have also seen the love and compassion that can come from us during our worst time. Lord may you continue to guide us in the way we should go. Let us see the light and continue to go forward. Help us to help those who need to know you and may we continue to learn what you desire from us and live by it.

Amen


adameve
12/31/2001 10:08

Dear Heavenly Father, as we begin a new year, I pray that we all face it with hope. I pray that we all know that you did not give us the spirit of fear, but the spirit to love and to move forward. 2001 was the worst year of most of our lives. However, we have come to understand that we are one people, one color, one race, one languge. We are United and we are America. We love America, our home and we love you Heavenly father. And we will never, ever
forget again, that you are the reason and you are the purpose. I face 2002 with great optimism. I believe this will be a better year for us all, because now we understand. I love you Heavenly Father, and I love my fellow man. I come to you today in prayer asking you to bless us all in Jesus name. Amen.

 
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