A New Year's Prayer
As we begin this year anew, we offer this prayer with a hopeful and expectant heart for God's blessings for you and for us all.
God, we praise you with all that we are (Psalm 103:2-3), knowing our strength comes from joy in you (Nehemiah 8:10) now and always.
We praise you for your mercy, for forgiving our sins (Ephesians 1:7). Remind us that mercy always triumphs over judgment (James 2:13), and that only you, the God of all grace, will restore us and make us strong (1 Peter 5:10).
Renew our hearts in this year, and let your gentle Spirit lead us down the right path (Psalm 143:10).
Please grant us peace in our hearts (Proverbs 14:30). May our burdens lead us to rest in you as we grow closer to you each day (Matthew 11:28).
Let us fill our minds with truth, righteousness, beauty and all things worthy of praise (Philippians 4:8).
Thank you, God, for your promise to watch over us always (Psalm 32:8) and to hold us up with your victorious right hand (Isaiah 41:10).
Thank you, God, for giving us a hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11). Let us take every action in the coming year, fixing our eyes on Jesus (Hebrews 12:1-2).
Source: Used with permission - ARTICLE December 31, 2015 http://www.dayspring.com/