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A Prayer for the New Year

So, it’s the first morning of the new year! We made it. I wish you and your family many, many blessings. This is my prayer for my family and yours.

Dear Heavenly Father,

We enter Your gates to give you thanks for taking us through another year. We thank You for being with us in trouble. We praise you for never leaving nor forsaking us.

Father God,

As we enter a new year, we are putting all trust into You. Give us the strength to not lean on our own understanding. We pray that You continue to direct our each and every path.

Dear Lord,

We pray that you dwell in our hearts through faith. We pray for the breastplate of righteousness so that we may walk upright in Your sight, keeping Your laws and requirements.

Lord,

Give us the strength to let go of all bitterness, rage and anger. We forsake all malice. Help us to be compassionate to others and forgive those who have wronged us in the past as Christ forgave us. May we prosper in all that we do and wherever we go.

Father God,

We thank You for Your compassion that never fails. We thank You for Your mercy that is renewed every morning.

In Jesus’ Name,

Amen

 

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If You Give a Writer a Gift

Well, first things first…

I believe holiday greetings are in order. My mom was working today (bummer) but I have to remember to be grateful that she has the job that she has. I have many things to be grateful for. This year has truly been full of blessings.

If I may digress…

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I got the coolest gift ever (if you’re a writer that is)! My mom got me a journal (for lack of a batter term). I have many journals and notebooks, but this one gives me something to think and write about. The mini prompts inside this journal are really an ode to the mundane, but I love the brilliant simplicity they bring. If you want to know more about me, just come back to my blog. I’m sure I’ll be sharing a prompt or two.

Back on topic…

I wish many blessings to come for anyone who reads this. Share this prayer of thanks with family and friends.

Father God,

I come to You as humble as I know how to give You thanks. I thank You for my family, and I thank You for another year. We are more than grateful that You have blessed us with the means to have a great holiday.

Our hearts go out to those who may not have what we have. We pray that You reveal Yourself, to them in trouble. We pray that through Your glorious riches that You strengthen them with the power of Your Spirit.

We pray that we, too, will continue to be filled with Your spirit. For Your spirit is love, joy, peace, kindness and goodness. We thank you for being our provider.

In Jesus’ Name

Amen.

Daily Bread

  • Galatians 4:22
  • Ephesians 3:14-16

 

Thank You for Being My Rock

Just a little background…

Recently, I started over in my personal devotion. Meaning, I began (again) reading my Bible from Genesis. Right now, I’m in 2 Samuel. I’m really glad that I decided to do this because I’m realizing just how much I’ve missed over the years.

Even though I have always self-identified as a Christian, I’m now really getting into my own personal relationship with Him.

Before I ramble too much…

I have two family members that work in prisons. One family member works in a male prison, and the other in a female prison. I worry about them sometimes because they’re surrounded by people that are capable of just about anything (and I don’t just mean the prisoners).

I actually read chapter 22 in 2 Samuel yesterday, but David’s prayer really stood out to me, and I wanted to memorize it. I found it so powerful! Little by little, I plan to know it very well. This prayer is about having God at your side through battle.

Spiritual or physical, we’re all fighting something. Whether you have family members working in a dangerous profession, someone you love is very sick, or you feel that you’re being tested, pray this prayer.

 

Dear Heavenly Father,

I want to thank you for being my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer. I thank you for giving me refuge in your feathers. For that, you are worthy of my praise.

Father God,

I’m thankful that I am saved from my enemies–physical and spiritual. Your spirit gives me peace, not fear. Your word gives me courage, and victory. I know that You will be with me in trouble. For this, oh Lord, I say “thank You.”

In Jesus’ name

Amen

Daily Bread:

  • 2 Samuel 22: 3-4
  • Psalm 91:4

 

 

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