I’ve gone through a lot of dark times in my life. Especially if you are thin-skinned and sensitive like me, you get fast touched by the events around you. But I don’t want to become cool and tough because vulnerability is the main characteristic of a fulfilled human life. When you can’t feel pain you can’t feel joy as well. My prayers and blessings are the result of my struggles against the darkness. They helped me to overcome the times when I had the blues. Maybe they can comfort you too or inspire you to write down your own feelings and prayers.
I raise my eyes and look up to the mountains.
I know from up there beyond the mountains my help is coming.
My help comes from God who made the earth and the sky.
He will not let me slip. God does not sleep but protects me.
The Lord protects me in the heat of the life. His goodness lets me keep a clear head.
Lord, protect me with body and soul. As you went along with me in the past, be with me in the New Year and bless what I do forever.