New Year’s “Prayer Starters”
It’s common this time of year. Everyone seems to be doing it: making a New Year’s resolutions. People are laying out personal goals: “In the New Year… I want to get more exercise. I want to lose weight. I want to read more. I want to spend more time with my family. I want to drop off more tasty cookies in Pastor’s office. Actually, don’t do that! As that will inhibit Pastor’s very serious goal to lose weight in the New Year. (Well, sort of serious.)
Resolutions are good. But they are often hard to keep. So before you make any plans here are some “prayers starters” for the New Year.
Dear Lord, in the New Year help me to remember your power. Truth is I often am just relying on myself, my strength, my ability. I forget how mighty, awesome and great you are. You do amazing things and use your power for our good. Help me remember and believe “Nothing is impossible with God.”
Dear Lord, in the New Year help me to remember that I am fully forgiven. Even though I know Jesus died for me and I confess my sins on Sundays at church I still wrestle with guilty feelings. These feelings can throw my thinking out of whack, throw me out of whack. Help me remember the risen Savior’s word, “Peace be with you.”
Dear Lord, in the New Year help me to remember heaven. Truth is I often get bogged down by the things of this earth. I even get engrossed in its problems; I get engrossed in my problems. I become deceived by earth’s “promises.” I start thinking I will be here forever. Help me to keep in mind that “I’m but a stranger here: heaven is my home.”
You can customize these prayer starters to fit your situation. Before more new goals….more prayers. God’s blessings in the New Year.
Start of the New Year with God’s Word! Pastor will be hosting a new Bible Information Class. That’s the class that explores the key issues of the Bible and life. We will provide you with a free workbook for your journey into the Word. Just bring a pencil, a Bible, and your questions! Class begins Sunday, January 12 at 9:00am at the school. Open to anyone. Sign-up sheet in Church entryway or contact Pastor by January 5.