New Yearís Prayer
We Come to You with Open Heart
Susan Helene Kramer
We come to You with open heart
May we imbibe what You impart
A year rolls out, another begins
A chance to revamp our lives again.
With goodness in mind we set the scene
We know the best is what we mean
To carry out one virtue pure
Align our life till more like Yours.
With daily practice setting our pace
Our chosen virtue gives a taste
Of heaven on earth made manifest
We know this is a worthwhile quest.
For this is why weíve come to earth
To lift ourselves and show our worth
As citizens, humanityís own
Awake in memories of our heavenly home.
Virtue pure we donít forget
Itís what we brought and what we get
Remembering every New Yearís Day
Your love and light shine bright our way.
Prayer by Susan Helene Kramer; photo credit Stan Schaap, traditional New Yearís celebration with fireworks in The Netherlands
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