Thank you for joining with us in preparation for a glorious New Years. Prayer & Devotion are the perfect places to begin any new day, and especially the first new day of a new year. Happy New Years!
2nd Corinthians 5:17 is the perfect inspirational Bible verse for our New Years prayer: "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new."
This verse isn't only talking to new believers in Christ, but also referring to long-time Christians who have been struggling with pain, inner turmoil, and sin.
Many people across the world have experienced tough days this past year.
God, because of his mercy, gives us this wonderful opportunity to focus on the future, and to leave the past behind us.
St Paul the Apostle stresses that Christians are to "forget the past" (Philippians 3:13-14).
Listen, "Dear Brothers and Sisters, I have not achieved perfection, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us."
My friends, if you've sinned and repented, accept God's forgiveness and move on. If you've had hard days, such as personal losses, i.e. a job, bank accounts, health, or other great losses... move on and march ahead. Accept your lot, your circumstances, and your current place in life. Be strong, be courageous. God gives you opportunity to call upon his strength and drop all your worries at his feet.
Know that the greatest possession you can possibly have is found in your living, loving relationship with Jesus Christ. He is your ultimate goal, your ultimate destination, your eternal companion. Get to know him better and better, day after day. Constantly read his love letter to you - the Bible. Pick it up and read. Study it. Apply it. Let it mold your mind, heart, and soul. Live it every moment. Start today - this New Years Day prayer can be your launching pad to a new life, or even a new start, in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Turn from the past year and your past ways onto his straight and
narrow way. Jesus is there by you, waiting for you to let go of the
world that is perishing, and waiting for you to give your entire heart
to him. New Years Day is an excellent time to begin a new life.
May God bless your heart as you make this prayer your own to share with the Lord.
Dear Heavenly Father,
Blessed be your name.
You are the Father of time, the Creator of seasons.
Giving us the days, months, and years for our good use.
Thank you, Lord, for keeping every moment in your safe-keeping.
A fresh New Year renews the Christian's heart
The old has passed, it's an opportunity to restart
We can leave the old things from the past years
forgiven and forgotten, tucked away in yesteryear
Happiness and excitement fill our spirits tonight
The new day, the new year we celebrate
Sharing this eve with family and friends
Fills us each with joy and hope.
Future things in this new year need not worry us
Jesus will be the same today & tomorrow as he always was
Nor is there need to scurry and fuss
Our time is his, we're servants - no one's master.
The coming days will occur one by one
Lord, help us to leave no good act undone
You've laid out our plans, guided our paths
Shown us your word, empowered us with Spirit
Lord, you promised your Word will never fail
And if we hear and obey we will ultimately prevail
So often we find trouble and beg you to appear
You quietly nudge us to trust and persevere
Jesus, shine your light on this new beginning
Show us your ways, keep us from sinning
Lord, show us where we can improve
Inspire us to do the things which you approve
Helping the helpless and clothing the needy
Aiding the orphans and feeding the hungry
Loving our neighbors while walking with You
Helps us fulfill your precious Golden Rule.
We loved you last year, and we'll love you even more this year
Thank you for loving us first, and always, dear Lord God.
In Jesus' name. Amen
Author: Brad Johnson, www.GraspingGod.com
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