Reconnect With God This Year

CHRISTOPHER CREEK

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As we all look back on the past 12 months, we realize that it wasn't a very good year for many people.

We realize that our country has many issues. Many have lost loved ones in 2002 and our hearts and prayers are with them.

May 2003 be a better year for everyone.

May our saddened hearts be free.

I am sending you a prayer that was sent to me by Kevin J Aronin, and I would like to share it with you.

A Beautiful Prayer

I asked God to take away my pain.

God said, "No. It is not for me to take away, but for you to give up."

I asked God to make my handicapped child whole.

God said, "No. His spirit is whole, his body is only temporary."

I asked God to grant me patience.

God said, "No. Patience is a byproduct of tribulations; It is not granted, it is learned."

I asked God to give me happiness.

God said, "No. I give you blessings, happiness is up to you."

I asked God to spare me pain.

God said, "No. Suffering draws you apart from worldly cares and brings you closer to me."

I asked God to make my spirit grow.

God said, "No. You must grow your own, but I will prune you to make you fruitful."

I asked God for all the things I might enjoy in life.

God said, "No. I will give you life, so that you may enjoy all things."

I asked God to help me love others, as much as he loves me.

God said, "Ahhh, finally you have the idea."

Call God often. In this world we live in it would seem reasonable to realize that God may get busy sometimes.

May 2003 bring you happiness, health, and prosperity and may peace reign in this world.

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