A New Year Prayer

A New Year Prayer
By Pastor Alexander Redd
January 2, 2024

"Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path." (Psalm 119:105).

As we begin a new year, we humbly bow before you, acknowledging your spiritual power and grace. We thank you for the gift of breath for another year filled with endless possibilities and opportunities to grow in faith.

Sovereign Lord of the universe, we express our deep appreciation for revealing yourself through the embodiment of Christ Jesus, who humbly walked among us to redeem us from our transgressions and restore our relationship with you. We acknowledge that our success does not stem from our abilities or achievements but from your wisdom of guidance and provision. We trust in you with all our hearts and do not rely on our own understanding (Proverbs 3:5-6). We pray that you will be the crux of our success in the new year, leading and directing our paths.

We live in a world where people often dismiss our faith as mere absence of evidence, but we ask for strength to stand firm in our belief in you and let your light shine through us and to those we meet every day. Your word declares that faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen (Hebrews 11:1). Our faith is strengthened in you, even when faced with criticism and doubt.

Grant us the understanding that through your mighty power, we can overcome any obstacles that come our way. The assurance of Philippians 4:13 resonates within us, confirming that we can do all things through the empowering strength of Christ. May this truth resonate deeply within our souls, empowering us to face challenges this new year.

We ask for divine wisdom, guidance, and discernment. May your Holy Spirit be our guiding compass, directing our every step toward a life of abundant grace. Holding fast to your promise, we open our eyes to see life as you desire.

We humbly ask for the courage and compassion to spread your love and truth to others, as you have commanded us to go and make disciples of all nations. We trust that your Spirit will empower us to fearlessly testify to your grace and illuminate your light in a world in dire need of it. (Matthew 28:19-20)

In the mighty name of Christ Jesus, we pray. Amen!

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