A New Years Prayer

Father God,


You are the God of all time yet You are not bound by time. You are infinite, eternal, everlasting. We know a day is like a thousand years to You. How grateful we are to have such an enduring God! A God of unending sight - You see from eternity past into eternity future, everything is clear to You. You know what this new year holds because You are already in every minute of it.


We stand on the cusp of a new year, at the apex of a new decade - a pinnacle of possibilities. We cannot know what the coming weeks, months, and years hold for us, but we can rest in Your boundless knowledge and we can trust our unknown future to our all-knowing God. You have perfect vision. May 2020 be the year we have perfect vision of Your will for our lives.


Oh, Father! We don't want this new year to be riddled by rush. When things are pushing us into panic mode come with Your Spirit and calm us. When we are being pulled in a million directions by a million different things, slow us with Your steady hands.


We ask for focus, center us with Your love.

We ask for protection, guard us with Your strength.

We ask for vision, give us Your perspective.

We ask for balance, steady us with Your powerful hands.

We ask for joy, fill us with Your laughter.


We need Your strength that is our joy, for 2019 has left scars. We have been abandoned and hurt by others. Enable us to forgive and move forward. Where relationships have been strained by the stress of life, we ask for relief and restoration. Where dreams have been destroyed we pray You rebuild them according to Your will. Where pain and heartache have accumulated we pray for the ability to assimilate the knowledge we have of Your thoughts about us, to absorb Your lavish love for us. May we comprehend the high price You paid to welcome us into Your family. And as we walk in the freedom we have in Christ may we reach out to share Your love with others.


Yes, Father God, may we leave the frustrations, the pain, the sorrow, and the disappointments of the old year behind. May we walk into the new year and new decade with Your praise on our lips and the calm assurance that our times are in Your hands.


In Jesus' name, Amen.


I wish each of you a very happy new year and pray for God's blessings in your lives.


Until next time, keep gathering manna, growing deeper, and gaining intimacy!

God bless and keep you,


Jane



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