Happy New Year 2008 – A Resolution

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

Happy New Year to all my Brothers and Sister of every faith and race and creed around the world! May God bless you all this year with health, happiness, love and wisdom. I can think of no better resolution for the New Year than this beautiful prayer.

Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
Where there is sadness, joy.
Grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
To be understood as to understand;
To be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

– Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi

Ya Haqq!

27 Responses to Happy New Year 2008 – A Resolution

  1. joanne says:

    Beautiful prayer, beautiful post, as always. Thank you for continuing to inspire, to uplift, to be a voice of love, peace, joy, and gratitude. Much happiness and well wishes for the coming new year.

  2. Maithri says:

    My brother,

    I believe you are an expression of the true spirit of love.

    Love that draws all people ,regardless of ethnicity, creed or social status into its embrace… in an eternal circle… like hands closing in prayer.

    Thank you for sharing your light with the world,

    May peace sing through our hands and hearts,

    Blessings of light, Maithri

  3. Evil Bender says:

    Happy New Year! May the upcoming year bring you blessings and joy.

  4. Achelois says:

    Happy New Year to you and your family, dear brother Irving!

  5. Sister Sabbie says:

    Happy Eid, New Year, may it be full of blessings and love my dearest brother Irving

  6. Abdul. says:

    Beautiful Prayer Irving. Allah give us all a happy, abundant, prosperous new year :)

  7. priya says:

    Dear brother a lovely prayer …what we need in this time…thanks for the post .a very happy new year to you and your family…..
    love and peace

  8. Rabu says:

    Happy New Year to you and your family.

  9. Katib says:

    Ameen to your prayers. And happy new year.


  10. Maliha says:

    Thanks for the gorgeous prayer, I needed to read that. May He shower you and your loved ones with peace and all that your heart yearns for (amin)

  11. KArin says:

    It just turned midninght – thus 2008 – where I am at … HAPPY NEW YEAR! May Allah bless, guide and protect you and your loved ones – always!

  12. Shahrzad says:

    Happy New Year to You and Yours brother Irving. Ameen for your dua and thank you for that beautiful prayer.. :)

  13. That speaks volumes in a small number of lines.

    I view the developmental point of adulthood as becoming one-who-loves. Where being loved is of chief importance is early in life. Deficits in this area create impediments to becoming one-who-loves.

  14. Salaam Alaikum,

    Happy new year to you too and Jazak Allahu Khayran for your beautiful words, both here and elsewhere on the internet.

  15. Wang Daiyu says:

    Ameen to all of your duas.

  16. Merryweather says:

    Dear Brother Irving, Salam to you & greetings of peace! :) This is a very beautiful prayer that you’ve reminded me of… Three years back I use to read it on my way to school and almost learnt it by heart :) -Evokes a nice memory.

    p.s: …And it makes for a great new year’s resolution!

  17. mshahin says:

    Assalam Alaikum brother Darvish,

    Wishing you and your loved ones a peaceful, beautiful, fulfilling and joyous 2008!!! May Allah answer all your prayers and grant ease in all things you do. I’ve always liked the writings of St. Assisi, and what beautiful words from him. That’s my kind of new year’s resolution too :)

  18. ned says:

    Happy New Year! I love this prayer of St. Francis. It’s utterly beautiful. Thank you for reminding me!

  19. BM says:

    Amin to your dua and happy new year Sidi, thank you again for the Master of the Jinn gift, my first eBook. I read it at work during my breaks and when I’m suppose to be doing work :o)

  20. Irving says:

    Salaam and Greetings of Peace Dear Brothers and Sisters:

    May Allah bless you all this year, and bring you ever closer to Him in love and joy :) There is no greater New Year’s wish I can think of :)

    Ya Haqq!

  21. Dipti says:

    Ameen ! Brother Irving a Happy New Yearto you and your family too..

  22. Sis Zabrina says:


    As Salaamu ‘alaykum and peace to all,

    Dear brother Irving, that was a beautiful prayer you posted. Ameen to that.

    May this year bring all His Blessings, Mercy, Love to us all. And may we all succeed in every venture in this world and hereafter, inshaAllaah. Salaam

    Love and Peace,
    Sis Zabrina

  23. Ameen to these duas and may you have a blessed year brother.

  24. harmonie22 says:

    May you have a blessed New Year, Mr. Irving. I’ve come and checked your blog periodically and have always walked away feeling inspired and more in touch with the force. If you don’t mind, I would like to add your site to my blogroll. Thank you.

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