A Prayer for the New Year

If you’re not a member of the Lord’s church, we invite you to come be a part of our family in Barboursville. If you’ve fallen away, it’s a great time to come home. We look forward to seeing you soon. New Year, New You, New Beginning!  In Christian Love, Kevin Reynolds
Happy New Year, Blessings to You and Yours!
Heavenly Father,
We pray for your Spirit to lead us each step of this New Year. We confess our need for you. We ask that you will guide our decisions and turn our hearts to deeply desire you above all else. We ask that you make all things new, in our hearts, in our minds, in our lives, for this coming year. Let your grace and favor fall upon us.
We ask for your wisdom, for your strength and power to be constantly present within us. May the fruits of your spirit be evident in our lives – your love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. We ask that you would keep our footsteps firm, on solid ground, helping us to be consistent and faithful. May we walk closer to you each day.
We pray for your protection over our families and friends. We ask that you would provide for our needs. We pray for your blessings to cover us and that you would help us to prosper. Help us to be generous and kind, to look to the needs of others and not be consumed by only our own. We pray that others would take notice of your goodness and desire to live their lives for you.
Forgive us when we forget our need for you. Forgive us when we let fear and worry step into our lives, in our moments of pride and selfishness. Forgive us when we fall short in this life and allow ourselves to become distant from your presence. Forgive us of our sin and help us walk in accordance with your will.  May we be reminded to bring our prayers of petitions and thanks before you always.  
Help us to reflect your peace and hope to a world that so desperately needs your presence and healing. May our lives be an example and honor you in a way that others would be drawn to you. Shine your light in us, through us, and over us. May we make a difference in this world, for your glory and purposes.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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