A Prayer for Hope in the New Year
Dear Lord, As a new year begins, we look to You for our hope, joy and peace. Give us the courage to do all that You ask of us.
Thank You for the smiles and laughs and songs and prayers all shared in 2019. And thank You for the promise of Your presence as I travel through 2020.
We ask that you will guide our decisions and turn our hearts to deeply desire you above all else. We ask that you will open doors needing to be opened and close the ones needing to be shut tight.
We pray for your protection over our families and friends. We ask for your hand to cover us and keep us distanced from the evil intent of the enemy; that you would be a barrier to surround us, that we’d be safe in your hands.
Dear God, Thank you for helping us to make it through this difficult year. Thank you that you’ve carried us through the uncertainty of deep waters, through the flames of trials, and through the pain of hard losses. We are constantly aware of how much we need you, your grace, your strength, your power working through even the toughest days.
We ask this in the powerful and mighty name of Your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.