Thursday, January 1, 2009

A New Year Prayer for all

I read this prayer on one of the devotionals that I get and it really touched my heart & then realized that it could touch many of my blogging buds as well so here goes you can adapt it to fit your personal needs or keep as is, either way it is a powerful prayer and can bring you sweet peace in the new year.

Father in heaven, thank You that You are Sovereign. Thank You that You know each precious woman reading this devotion. You planned for her to meet You here today. You created her heart. You know her every need, her deepest desires, and her open wounds. Lord, I ask that in this new year, You would fall afresh on her.
Father, You are Holy and call us to be Holy. Yet, we confess that so often our hearts wander from You, our speech does not glorify You, and our actions do not honor You. Soften our hearts to receive the words Your sweet Spirit has to speak to us. Clothe us with humility. Take away our desire to always be right and have our own way. Help us to seek Your Word in all that we say and do. Help us to submit to Your Word; allow it to penetrate those deep places in our hearts that resist change. If necessary, put us through the refiner's fire to burn off those things that keep us from walking in step with Your character.
Give us hearts that love and seek after Truth above all else. Give us wisdom and discernment to reject the lies of this world and the evil one. Guide us into all Truth. Guard our hearts and keep our eyes fixed on You. Grow in us those things that will make us more like You. As we study Your Word, fill us and saturate us with You!
Today, Father, we surrender our thoughts, our speech, and our hearts. Thank You that You are Faithful and True. We trust You will do a mighty work in us and through us this year and carry it on to completion until the day we step into eternity with You. Help us to trust in You with all our hearts and lean not on our own understanding. Help us to acknowledge You in all our ways so that we can hear Your voice as You say, "This is the way, walk in it."
Lord, we love You and thank You that You love us. May our lives be a living testimony of You. We ask this in the powerful and mighty name of Your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord who will do immeasurably more than we could ever ask or imagine. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Spend time praying the prayer above or your own prayer aloud. Believe God that He IS able to answer your prayer. Watch expectantly for His answers. Thank Him every time You see His Hand at work. He will be faithful!
Power Verses:
Philippians 4:19, "And my God will meet all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus." (NIV)
Ephesians 6:17-18, "Take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for the saints." (NKJV)
Mark 11:24, "Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them." (NKJV)


Mari said...

I just read that same blog and thought this was a great prayer - it applies to me, for sure.

Cheri said...

What a great prayer to start out the new year- thanks for sharing it!

Cherdecor said...

Thank you Nancy for the prayer and thank you for being a great blogging friend this year. May you have a wonderful year in 2009 and may we encourage one another in the Lord as we journey through it together.

Happy New Year,

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year Nancy! I am not able to read the prayer. The red font against the blue hurts my eyes. I appreciate the prayer though. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Great prayer!!, But yes I agree with Edge, the red print is hard to see. Happy New Year:)

Nancy said...

Yeah I agree about the red print so I changed it. Hope you can all see in now. Its a great prayer for everyone!