Almighty Father, I thank You graciously for a New Year. I ask You, Lord, to bless my family, as we begin this blessed year with a renewed hope in You.
Lord, I thank You so much for all that You have done for my family and I. Your hand on our lives is so much more than we could ask for. Your blessings are so greatly appreciated.Lord, I thank You so much for all that You have done for me. Your hand is upon my life. Click To Tweet
In the past year, You have seen my challenges, been saddened by my weaknesses, and rejoiced in my successes.
As this New Year commences, let me remember the past year. In so doing, I truly repent of all that has hindered me from abiding in You. Forgive me, for the promises and resolutions I made and never fulfilled.
Forgive me, for the times I neglected prayer and Your word as my focus. Let me recall the things that hindered me from getting closer to You and keeping Your word. May I come to realize my mistakes and shortcomings and make amends. Help me Lord, to be willing to forgive myself and to forgive others.
Lord, remind me of my truest values and deepest desires. Help me to live in the goodness that comes from doing what You want me to do. Help me to put aside anxiety about the future and regret of the past, so that I might live in peace with You now, one day at a time.
Matthew 28:20 “And teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Lord, help me to abide by Your words and keep my focus on You. May I be obedient to Your ways and Your will in my life. By this I know You will be with me in all my joys and pain, till the end of time.
Philippians 2:1-3 “So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves”
May my focus be on love, peace and unity within my family and friends, and foster this peace and unity too with my Christian brethren. May I be guided by Your Holy Spirit as I read Your Word and practice the principles of it in my daily life.
As we could be different from one another, may we always learn to look at our own failings and the depth of our faith before we rebuke another of their faith in You.
May we be slow to anger and condemnation but be swift to respond in love, peace and forgiveness. May unity be our motto and love for one another be our utmost desire in this new year.
Romans 12:3 For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith.
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Lord, I pray never to be too proud to feel that I am closer to You than any other. Help me understand that You look truly at my heart. You know exactly what I am thinking and doing and I will be judged accordingly in measure of my faith.
Help me to always remember that You are closer to those who need You more than the ones who are proud and conceited of Your inheritance.
John 3:30 Therefore this joy of mine is now complete. He must increase, but I must decrease.
In this New Year, may all we do bring You Great Glory. As we decrease in fame and vain glory, may You increase in all Praise and Honor and Glory.God, in this New Year 2018, may all I do bring You Great Glory. Click To Tweet
May my efforts be to sincerely bring many to know You and to believe in the Lord Jesus, the way, the truth, and the life. May the lost be found, the ones living in darkness come to light through my intercession, outreach, guidance and prayers.
I pray this New Year is blessed with Your presence in all I do as I pray and ask in the blessed name of Jesus, Amen!
My LORD JESUS, My Rock, My Fortress AMEN! Geevetha Mary Samuel is a working, widowed mother of 4 wonderful young adults.