Start With Prayer

start with prayerContinue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving (Colossians 4:2 ESV).

New years get us in the frame of mind for change. We want to do new things and strive towards big goals but so many times we fail to meet our objectives because we didn’t have enough power.

We forget to start with prayer

I think most people will agree that 2020 felt like a year and a half. It started with such promise but then, before the year was a quarter of the way through, it derailed and it seemed to keep getting worse.

I don’t think anyone anticipated or foresaw a global pandemic of the type we’ve been experiencing. There has been a lot of loss, fear, uncertainty, and death, but I know one thing for certain:

God did not leave us alone.

Oh, many of us prayed for things that didn’t happen, but God has been faithful. He didn’t leave us alone to face the pandemic, racial tensions, unemployment, sickness, or loss.

He didn’t leave us alone even when maybe our walk with Him didn’t look as it should. So, for 2021, I hope you will join me as we recommit ourselves to Him. Let’s start with prayer.

Prayer

Father,

We are thankful that we were blessed to see this side of a new year, many people did not make it and we’re grateful that You have brought us to the other side. 2020 was a year of hard things, but it was also a year that proved Your faithfulness.

We’re thankful You remain faithful even when we are faithless.

We don’t know what this new year will bring, but we know that You hold the future and so we won’t let go of Your hand. Help us to trust You with our tomorrows and walk with You in our todays. In Jesus’s name, Amen.

I’ve been praying for you and will continue to pray for you. I look forward to continuing this journey of faith with you.

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