My New Year’s Day Prayer

Almighty Father, the God of all humanity,

Be pleased to hear my prayer this first morning of the new year.
Thank you for this day, for your gift of life, and for your mercy and provisions of the past year.

May Your Kingdom come and Your will be done to a greater degree in our lives this year, as you have purposed it in heaven.

Be pleased to grant us forgiveness for our sins of the past year, and grant us wisdom to learn from our failings and to better serve you for your glory in the year ahead.

Be pleased to bless our families, our relatives, and our friends with good health and reasonable prosperity to have their needs supplied.

Out of your abundant grace bring them to a greater knowledge of Your truth, grant them grace to salvation.

Be pleased to be merciful even to our enemies, for in many ways we are no better than they.

Be pleased to bless and to protect our nation with peace, prosperity, and a renewed reverence for You. Grant our elected officials wisdom and self-restraint to govern this nation for the good of the people and for future generations.

Please bless those of our armed forces with protection and guidance in this year ahead. Grant wisdom and protection to law enforcement and May You grant us peace and order within our boarders.

Thank you for your many blessings that sometimes go unnoticed, and in Your great mercy, may Your blessings fall upon us and overwhelm us in Your love.

Grant that we as a nation would be wiser stewards of all You’ve allotted us, and may your Church live with a higher degree of integrity, gratitude, holiness and faith in this year ahead.

For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever, Amen -JSP

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