Friday, December 31, 2010

New Year's Prayer/Poem

This prayer/poem is an excellent follow up on the preceding blog because it's about giving meaning to your life. It comes from Donna McDine's website. I consider Donna a wonderful writer and friend. The more you know about Donna, the better off you will be as a writer and person. Please check the poem out and her site. It's a great way to start your New Year. Her site is listed below the inspirational poem.

O God of new beginnings and wonderful surprises,
thank you for the gift of a new year.
May it be a time of grace for me,
a time to grow in faith and love,
a time to renew my commitment
to following Your Son, Jesus.
May it be a year of blessing for me,
a time to cherish my family and friends,
a time to renew my efforts at work,
a time to embrace my faith more fully.
Walk with me, please, in every day
and every hour of this new year,
that the light of Christ might shine through me,
in spite of my weaknesses and failings.
Above all, may I remember this year that
I am a pilgrim on the sacred path to You.

Best wishes,
Donna M. McDine
Award-winning Children's Author
The Golden Pathway ~ August 2010 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc.


  1. Hello Joe:

    My heartfelt thank you for your lovely words of our friendship. It's hard to believe that 2 1/2 years have gone by since I met you in-person at the regional SCBWI conference.

    You are a true poet!

    Best wishes for a wonderful 2011!

    Warm regards,

  2. Donna, thank you for your kind words. I hope readers sign up for your free writer's newsletter.