Hope For 2021

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Abba,

I praise you for new beginnings.

I step into 2021,

my eyes fixed on you,

my hand in your hand,

trusting and resting in you,

hoping and anticipating your move.

Ready me, heal me, prepare me for my work,

that you’ve already established for my hands uniquely.

Set me in the places of belonging

where you’d shine your light through me.

Grant me your wisdom and vision,

a boundaried life,

prioritized by your heart and purposes.

Mold me and make me ready and fit

to be your soldier and your light,

to love you and love others

in the way you’ve purposed me for.

And I pray all the glory would be yours,

that my deepest delight would be to please you,

and 2021

I will live solely for the audience of One.

I praise you God, and for all you will do.

Amen.

The End Of 2020

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Father,

I praise you for your strong hand,

your outstretched arm

that plucked me out of my race to the grave

and eternity in darkness from you.

You have held me close,

disciplined me in the shelter of your wings,

given me rest in your mighty shadow.

I praise you for your mighty work of redemption,

your quieting and shaking of my soul,

your comfort, healing, and redemption,

your work, power, and spirit

in the quiet turbulence of a soul locked down, locked in.

I praise you for all you’ve done this year,

drawing me closer to you,

gracing me with repentance,

and enabling me to come, bow my knee to your Son,

to know Him as the Way, the Truth, the Light,

King of Kings, Lord of Lords.

Thank you for a year of shaking, healing, and light.

I bless your name.

Amen.