Lord, I want 2015 to count! I am not satisfied with the status quo, I don’t want to settle for the temporal things this world can offer. I want to be who you want me to be and do what you want me to do. I pray that you would give me the courage I need to face every foe, the fortitude to press in and address that which you desire to change in me. I pray that as I face these things I would be reminded of your great love for me, that you are for me, that you came that I would have life to the fullest. Remind me when I grow weary that I can always trust your heart even when we I don’t see your hand. I want to be a willing pupil, quick to listen and obey! So, teach me Lord! Teach me how to be more like you, to feel the things you feel and love the way you love.
It’s not all about me Lord and sometimes I easily forget. You have blessed me so that I can be a blessing. I pray for new and greater opportunities to bless and encourage others. Help me to be mindful daily of the people and opportunities you place in my path that I can speak, life and hope and healing. I know that you have given me strengths in certain areas but Lord You have challenged me to allow my weaknesses, my failures and my many imperfections to be used as well. I pray you would continue to increase in me the humility and vulnerability it takes to allow the ugly stuff to be used to bring Your Name glory.
I pray for my mind that my thoughts would be yours. That I would grow in the discipline needed to silence the lies that I tell myself or have allowed myself to believe. Renew my mind as I soak in your word and spend time in your presence. Bring to my mind daily those things that are true, lovely and of good report.
May 2015 be a year of change, I want to learn to love better, to love you more, to love others more and to love myself. I pray that the internal work you are doing right now and in the coming year would be outwardly evident. I pray that your name would be high and lifted up in this life you have given me.
Thank you Lord! Amen.