2021 New Year’s Prayer

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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.

Prayer for New Year’s 2020

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

Heavenly Father, I come in Jesus’ Name to thank You for the many spiritual and physical blessings You provided last year. Psalm 84:11For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD will give grace and glory; no good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly.

Some events ​of the past year have been very difficult and hard for me to understand. However, I ask You to direct me to comprehend and accept what You tell me in Romans 8:28. “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

It is a great blessing that You have given Your powerful Word to me in the Bible. In fact, there are no writings that compare. When we as believers are attacked by Satan, it is quoting Your Word that defeats him. We can try quoting philosophers or other authors, but to no avail.

As I begin this new year, bless me with Psalm 119:18. “Open my eyes, that I may see wondrous things from Your law.” When I come to the end of this coming year, may I be able to look back and see that in all instances this verse has been a reality for me.

As I watch the news and see chaos, hatred, bitterness, and evil around the world, encourage me to continually keep my eyes focused on You through worship and praise. Thank you that when all is said and done I can rest in Your promise in Romans 8:38-39. “For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

In Jesus’ Name, “praise God from whom all blessings flow.”

New Year’s Prayer 2019

 

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Photo taken in Colorado.

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

Heavenly Father, I come to You in Jesus’ Name to thank You for the blessing of being able to complete another year. Some of the events I have experienced have not necessarily been enjoyable. But according to Your Word (the Bible) nothing has happened by accident. As hard as it may be to understand and accept some situations, direct me to trust in the truth of Romans 8:28. “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

I welcome Your encouragement expressed in Isaiah 41:10 where You promise to be with me in whatever this coming year brings. “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” As I enter this new year, I ask that You will direct me to be even more conscious and grateful of Your presence in my life. I praise You for the encouragement ​I receive as ​Your child, and for being able to rely on the following divine attributes of Yours:

You are all powerful. Nothing is too difficult for You. Jeremiah 32:17 “‘Ah, Lord God! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing too Hard for You.

You are all knowing. You are intimately acquainted with all my ways. Psalm 139:1-3O LORD, You have searched me and known me. You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thought afar off. You comprehend my path and my lying down, and you are acquainted with all my ways.

You are always loving, merciful, compassionate and gracious. 1 John 3:1aBehold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God!

You are always unchanging, the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. Malachi 3:6a “‘For I am the LORD, I do not change.“‘

Thank you that I am able to greet the New Year with courage because of Your unlimited resources available to me. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

New Year’s Prayer for 2018

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

 

Lord, I come to You in Jesus’ Name to thank You for Your love, protection, and guidance throughout the last year. Many times You gave more than I deserved or could expect. But because of your faithfulness and graciousness to me, You made Psalm 46:1 a reality in my life. “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”

Even in very difficult and challenging times, I was able to rest in your promise revealed in Romans 8:28And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.”

Enable me to boldly proclaim to the people who do not know You the plan You have laid out for them in John 3:16. For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.”

I ask not necessarily for an easy year or one with all comfort, but rather for a powerful year of transformation to further Your glory and goodness, not my own.

The journey ahead may be hard and uncomfortable at times, but I ask You to enable me to fully put my trust in You to sustain and guide me as it is laid out in Proverbs 3:5-6. “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.

Thank you that I can bring these requests in Jesus’ Name, Amen.