January - A New Song
“Sing to the Lord a new song, his praise from the ends of the earth, you who go down to the sea, and all that is in it, you islands, and all who live in them.” Isaiah 42:10
“He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the Lord and put their trust in him.” Psalm 40:3
“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” John 14:27
Lord, I thank you for a new year, for new beginnings and for the opportunity to grow in my love for you. Help me to live each day in your presence and to recognize that you are my provider, my sustainer and my hope in times of trouble. Thank you God for…
“Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.” 2 Corinthians 4:16
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” 2 Corinthians 5:17
Father God, forgive me for focusing on what I don’t understand instead of acting on what I do. Forgive me when I choose worldly distractions over time with you. Soften my heart to see those in need around me. Give me the courage to speak your words of love in a world that increasingly rejects your teachings. I ask your forgiveness for…
“‘He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” Revelation 21:5
You have given us the gift of prayer. Help me to grow in my love for you as I spend time each day in prayer and thanksgiving. We lift up our prayers for the following:
~Our pastors, staff and their families - health, encouragement and wisdom to lead.
~Our daughters at Tabitha’s house and the nation of Haiti.
~The construction of new churches and a revival of faith around the world.
~Restoration for struggling marriages and healing for families affected by divorce.
~The military, both active and retired, as well as first responders. All who protect us.
~Those battling cancer, long-term COVID/chronic illness, loneliness and depression.
~A spirit of generosity and compassion for those facing homelessness and poverty.
~Renewed purpose, hope and commitment for all believers.
Father God, you make everything new. Fill me with a spirit of thanksgiving and hope that transcends my circumstances. Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
“I will give them an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them; I will remove from them their heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh.” Ezekiel 11:19