Dear Heavenly Father, we approach You in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Your Word declares, Thou crownest the year with thy goodness... (Psalm 65:11). Therefore we join together as a family to say that this New Year is Your Year. This New Year was foreordained by God, is sanctified by Jesus' blood, and shall be blessed by the Holy Spirit. It is not a time for panic, but a time for rejoicing! It is not a time for worrying, but a time for serving the Lord! You will be more glorified in this New Year than in any other year!
Your Word promised us, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. (3 John 1:2) We believe Your Word. We will be richer this year than in any other year. We will be healthier this year than in any other year. We will have peace this year because we will know You more this year than in any other year!
Your Word further says, Redeem the time, because the days are evil (Ephesians 5:16). We recognize that time is Your precious gift to us and it is short. We will be more productive this year than in any other year. We will be more efficient for the Kingdom of God this year than in any other year. We will lead more people to the Lord this year than in any other year. We are unashamed of You and Your Gospel. We will speak Your Word as clearly, as lovingly, and as urgently as possible.
Finally Your Word asks, When the Son of Man returns, shall He find faith on the earth? (Luke 18:8). If You, Lord, were to come back this year, I promise that You will find faith on the earth, because I believe You are the Son of God. I believe You shed Your holy blood for the forgiveness of my sins and You rose again from the dead to give me eternal life. I believe I am serving a Risen, Living Lord who will be with me and my family throughout this year and for all Eternity.
Thank You, dear heavenly Father, for this New Life in Christ and this New Year to live it in. I pray all this in the Name of Your Son Jesus Christ. Amen.
Written by Steve Cioccolanti for the benefit of the Body of Christ.
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