EDITORIAL EDITORIAL NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS The making of resolutions is associated with New Year’s Day although it is not based on any specific religious direction. Never-the-less it is a very good idea which, unfortunately, is very much neglected: We are all creatures of habits which may be good or bad. They originate in our thoughts and from doing something over and over again with the result that they are often performed without conscious awareness. The aim of true religion is to lead us to God, shed bad habits and adopt good ones. Inorder to overcome and adopt good habits it is essential that we should really want to do so. Desire is a powerful motivating force without which effort is listless. Desire generates self-motivation and , when coupled with prayer, miraculous changes begin to take place. There is no better way to start the New Year than to make worthy resolutions and to pray regularly that we may carry them out and fulfil them. Prayer is a powerful weapon; infact it is the most powerful of all weapons especially when performed with earnest devotion: “Whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith. ” (Matthew 21:22) “I answer the prayer of the supplicant when he prays to me.” (Quran 2:187) A happy new year will surely be ours if we make good resolutions and seek God’s help and strength through prayer.

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