Almighty and Holy Father, I pause to Thank You for who You are and the blessings You have graciously provided for us throughout our lives. Again, Father, I ask that You bless us as we enter the New Year. You are worthy of all our praise and thanksgiving, and we are unworthy of Your abundant love, countless mercies, amazing grace, and forgiveness You have given to us in times past. Thank You for sending Your precious Son, Jesus Christ, for offering Himself the ultimate sacrifice for all our sins. Thank You, Holy Father, that You remember our sins against us no more and that You are willing to use us no matter our failure in days past.
Father, in Your strength, we declare our readiness to be engaged in the “new beginnings” and “new opportunities” You bring into our paths. We pray that Your Will be done in our lives, in our homes, within our communities, through Your church which You positioned to proclaim the Gospel, make stronger disciples, and advance Your Kingdom throughout 2022. We thank You for walking with us through the pandemic. You know the plans You have for us through this year. We pray the plans You have for us will be revealed to us. Help us to believe that in You, we can grow and abide. As Jesus prayed, Father make us one in You. Help us to believe that we can accomplish all You have commanded us to be in Your strength. Let Your Will be done in us daily, and may the world around us take note that we are indeed Christ-followers and have demonstrated such in the ways we love and care for one another as they did in the early church.
Help us become the new creatures You are leading us to become daily. Help us to be forgiving of one another and willing to work together to accomplish Your purpose. Help us to walk honorably, to love purely, to live holy, and may we be obedient to all Your commands.
Father, help us to “Forget the former things;” to “not dwell on the past.? Help us to see clearly that “new thing” You are doing among Your people/in Your church. Help us to comprehend the “new way” You are “making in the wilderness” and the “streams” that are springing up in the “wastelands,” or “deserts.” Help us understand You have invited us to experience them with You. (Adapted from Isaiah 43: 18-19) Help us always to forgive one another as You forgive us and hold nothing against one another as You no longer hold our confessed sins against us.
Lead us away from the temptations that will daily be in our paths. Help us practice the spiritual disciplines that strengthen and enable us to live in ways that bring honor and glory to Your Name. Help us individually to lead our families, our churches, every sphere of influence we hold in a way that will advance Your Kingdom.
Father, give us strength to live out our one resolve for 2022 – that we establish Jesus Christ/His Will/His Way/His Commands as our singular priority of Christ. As He taught us in Matthew 6: 33, help us SEEK FIRST Jesus…..by placing Him first and overall, we can go forward and not be distracted by the priorities of the enemy and those caught up in the ways of the world.
Help us to make the name of Jesus known to all in our path and use our witness to bring people into the family of God. Amen!
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Tar River Baptist Association
92 NC-56 Highway East,
Louisburg, NC 27549