The ball is dropping, resolutions are being made, but don't forget to say a prayer for the new year. We all like to celebrate starting anew, and beginning the year with a prayer allows us to put the future in God's hands - right where it should be. Here is a simple prayer for the New Year to get you started:
Lord, thank you so much for all that you have done for me, my friends, and my family. Your hand on our lives is so much more than we could ask for, and your blessings are so greatly appreciated. I know, Lord, that you have seen our challenges, wept at our weaknesses, and rejoiced in our successes.
As you know, we are now coming up on a new year. You know I have made resolutions to change the areas of my life that need it, and I ask for your strength to make those changes. I ask for your continued blessings and guidance to make me more like you, to walk better in your path, this year.
I also ask, Lord, for your continued blessings on those around me. I ask that this year be one of peace and joy for my family and friends. I ask that you continue to be a presence in all of our lives. I ask that you give each of us a heart for you and a desire to serve to make the world a better place. I also ask for peace and blessings on those far from home, for those who suffer, and for those who need you a little more each day.
Thank you, Lord, for all you do in my life and for all your continued blessings and love. In your name, Amen.