Thank you that you make all things new. Thank you for all that you've allowed into my life this past year, the good along with the hard things, which have reminded me how much I need you and rely on your presence filling me every single day.
I pray for your Spirit to lead me each step of this New Year. I ask that you will guide my decisions and turn my heart to deeply desire you above all else. I ask that you will open doors needing to be opened and close the ones needing to be shut tight. I ask that you would help me release my grip on the things to which you’ve said “no,” “not yet,” or “wait.” I ask for help to pursue you first, above every dream and desire you’ve put within my heart.
I ask for your wisdom, your strength and power to be constantly present within me. I pray you would make me strong and courageous for the road ahead. Give me the ability beyond what I feel able. Let your gifts flow freely through me, so that you would be honored by my life, and others would be drawn to you.
I pray that you’d keep me far from the snares and traps of temptations. That you would whisper in my ear when I need to run, and whisper in my heart when I need to stand my ground.
I pray that you would give me understanding and wisdom to know your will, hear your voice, and follow your ways. I ask that you would keep my feet firm, on solid ground, helping me to be consistent and faithful. Give me strength to stay the course, not being too easily distracted by other things that would seek to call me away from a close walk with you.
Forgive me for the times I thought I can do it on my own, forgetting my need for you, living independent of your Spirit. Forgive me for letting fear and worry control my mind, and for allowing pride and selfishness rule over my life. Forgive me for not following your ways and for living distant from your presence.
I pray for your covering over my family - that you would bless my spouse and children. Help us to be a loving family that reads your word and pray everyday. Help us as a family to reach out to our neighbourhood and share your love in different ways. Help us to discover our spiritual gifts and use it for your glory in this church and your kingdom. I ask for your hand to cover my family and keep us safe from the evil intent of the enemy; that you would be a wall to surround us, that we’d be safe in your hands.
Keep your words of truth planted firm within us, help us to keep focused on what is pure and right, give us the power to be obedient to your word. And when the enemy reminds us where we have been, sending his lies and attacks our way, we trust that your voice speaks louder and stronger. Please remind us we are safe with you and your purposes and plans will not fail. We ask that you will be our defense and rear guard, keeping our way clear, removing the obstacles, and covering the pitfalls. Lord, help us as a family to know you more each day.
We ask that you would provide for our needs, and for your grace and favour. We pray for your blessings to cover us, and that you would help us to prosper and make every plan in our heart to succeed. We pray that others would take notice of your goodness in us. Help us to be known as great givers, generous and kind, and to look to the needs of others. May we be lovers of truth, may the fruit of your spirit be evident in our family - your love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
Help us as a family to be committed to the vision and mission of this church to
Make Jesus Christ the Centre
Go & Tell
Love & Share
Know & Grow
Serve & Sacrifice
Shine your light in me, through me and over me. May I make a difference in this world, for your glory and purposes. Set your way before me. May all your plans succeed. I may reflect your peace and hope to a world that so desperately needs your presence and healing.
To you be glory and honor, in this New Year, and forever.
In Jesus’ name,