2023 New Year’s Prayer

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Author: Ali, Contributor: Elton Streyle and Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali

Gracious Heavenly Father, I come in Jesus’ Name to thank You for allowing me another year to live on this Earth. I ask for Your guidance in the year ahead. James 1:5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.” It seems like this past year went by quickly, so direct me not to forget what You did and what You taught me in 2022.

Bring to my mind, like the stones of remembrance did for Israel in Joshua 4:1-8, the times You moved in my life in 2022. Joshua 4:7 “‘Then you shall answer them that the waters of the Jordan were cut off before the ark of the covenant of the Lord; when it crossed over the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan were cut off. And these stones shall be for a memorial to the children of Israel forever.‘” I praise You for the following things that You did for me and through me: _______. I know that I can trust You, the One who never changes. Malachi 3:6a‘For I am the LORD, I do not change:’” You were faithful in 2022, and You will remain faithful in 2023, no matter what my circumstances may be.

I ask that You continue to grow my trust in You. Proverbs 3:56 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” Give me the proper perspective to see You at work in my life this new year. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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2021 New Year’s Prayer

Photo taken in Colorado.

Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali

All wise and loving Heavenly Father, I come to You in Jesus’ Name. This last year, with all the chaos, heartache, and pain in the world, it seems like everything is out of control. However, I thank You for the promise, peace, and comfort You express in Psalm 103:19 that this is not the case at all. “The LORD has established His throne in heaven, and His kingdom rules over all.

During the past, You have brought revivals in America and throughout the world. I ask like the writer in Psalm 85:6-7 did, “will You not revive us again, that Your people may rejoice in You? Show us Your mercy, Lord, and grant us Your salvation.” May that revival start with me. Direct me to exchange my weaknesses with Your strength and my doubts with Your righteousness and courage. Thank you that You are never too tired or busy to listen and help, and that Your wisdom and power never diminish.

Encourage me to listen to You speak through Your Word and Spirit and be patient when You ask me to wait for Your perfect timing and help. May I rest in Your promise in Isaiah 40:31. “But those who wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.

Since we are entering 2021 with so many unknowns, show me how to stay positive and be a shining light to those around me. May I experience Proverbs 3:5-6 more than ever. “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.

In Jesus’ comforting name, amen.