Monday, December 31, 2012

A Prayer for the New Year

New Year’s Prayer
Author Unknown
Printed in SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church Bulletin January 1, 2012

God of our yesterdays, our today and our tomorrows, we praise You for Your greatness.

Thank You for the year behind us and for the year ahead.

Help us this New Year to fret less and laugh more.

Help us to teach our children to laugh by laughing with them,
to teach others to love by loving them.

Help us to hear Your love song in the chirping of the sparrows in our backyards,
in the stories of our old folks and the fantasies of our children.

We rejoice in the world You loved into being.

Thank You for another New Year and new chances every day.

We pray for peace, for light and for hope, that we might spread them to others.


The antique holiday postcards featured in this post
are somewhat rare and hard to find. 
They were created specifically for the 1913 New Year
with the date prominently printed on the face of the card.

Hope you enjoy these 100-year-old treasures.

Antique Postcard from my Personal Collection
Marked SB on Front of Card

Antique Postcard from my Personal Collection
Marked B. 106 on Front of Card

Antique Postcard from my Personal Collection
Published by Barton & Spooner, S 84, Made in U.S.A.
Postally Unused

Antique Postcard from my Personal Collection
John Winsch Publishing, Copyright 1912

Happy New Year!

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Sue said...

100 year old post cards to ring in the new year is awesome to see. They are great treasures, like you. Happy New Year!

GinaBVictorian said...

Hi Debra! Those postcards are so neat with the year 1913 on them. Perfect for this post. I featured antique New Year's postcards on my blog that I just posted yesterday, you'll have to take a look. Have a blessed New Year! Gina

Red Rose Alley said...

These post cards are so special, as they go back many years, and the New Years prayer is special. Do you know that I go to St. Peter and St. Paul Church in my town? I hope the new year brings you peace and joy, and I am so glad to have met you.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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Linda Young said...

Amen, Im prayed your beautiful prayer along with you! You are a blessing! I loved your old postcards, they are amazing!
Peace, Joy, and Hope !

Linda Young said...

I meant. I am praying along with you! Love, Linda@ Grandmalay's Daydreams

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Beautiful poem.. Beautiful cards. Happy New Year friend,


Elena said...

Happy New Year Debra! I love your New Years prayer and the postcards. They are beautiful!

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