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Happy new year! December 31, 2012

Posted by daniel ayad in prayer.
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Happy new year everyone! I hope everybody has a great opportunity to celebrate 2013 as a fresh start to be a new creation! For me the year kept dragging on and didn’t want to finish, but for others it went by very quickly.

I can sincerely hope that 2013 is a year in which you make a fresh start with Christ, and therefore with Him you will be full of joy and peace.

Please magnify the good of 2012, and lower the bad of 2012. You can’t turn back time or change the past, so you should press on with Christ for 2013.

We thank God for preserving our life for another year, and we thank Him in everything. “If Christ is for us, who can be against us”.

Let us trust God to guide and lead us in 2013

God bless you

Return to God August 25, 2012

Posted by daniel ayad in prayer.
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Hi everyone. It has been a while since my last post but here is something short.

–          Do you ever have the feeling that you are a failure?

–          Or ever have the feeling that you have made too many mistakes to deserve forgiveness?

Well, join the club that says yes to the above.

We could go on and on, describing how many times we have fallen and chosen to separate from God by sinning. We have made too many mistakes to remember, and if you were to focus on the mistakes it will make you really feel like a loser.

But by the grace of God, Christ died on the cross for our forgiveness to live eternally in Him. We have the comfort knowing that when we return to God, we feel that He is present with us[1]. God was never away from us, but it is we who have left Him. It is sort of like us thinking that the Sun is leaving us in the evening, but it is rather us (the Earth) turning its back on the Sun.

We do not want to follow what is false. Sin blinds, binds and grinds!

Help us to return to You, O Lord, in order to receive forgiveness of our many sins…. and the relationships with mankind will follow.

In Christ, Daniel  

[1] H.H Pope Shenouda, Return to God, pg 50, 2005

Happy New Year! December 31, 2011

Posted by daniel ayad in prayer.
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Happy New Year everyone! I’m wishing everyone a blessed 2012 filled with Christ and have compiled a short 2012 prayer below:

We thank You dear Lord for preserving our life for another year

We thank You for kindness, compassion and love for not just the last 12 months, but over our whole lifetime

We thank You for keeping us strong and faithful, by realising that we need to depend and totally trust in You

We thank You in all the successes and failures over the last year