Jan. 3, 2019

New Year Prayer

Father God, You have graciously granted us yet another new beginning. Please let Your Holy Spirit descend upon all who call on your name and seek to bring praise and honor to You. We know that You have called us to You because You are steadfast love Who is also omniscient, omnipresent, and omnipotent - Who desires for us to be restored to every good thing that our redemption in Jesus Christ has won for us. Reveal to us Your purpose for us - that for which You have created and redeemed us. According to your directive to us, help us to devote ourselves to prayer, keep alert in it, and always with an attitude of thanksgiving. Let 2019 be the year when this begins to unfold. Please let this be the year when all Your people begin to really take prayer seriously. For we know that we are Your "warriors", and that we do not wage war against flesh and blood, but must arm ourselves against the unseen powers of darkness who are the adversaries against Your loving will for us. Teach us to pray, Heavenly Father, and let this year be commended to You for that purpose, in Jesus mighty name, to Whom has been given all authority in heaven and on earth, Amen.