Ten days into 2017, and already well-considered and prayed over goals are becoming a struggle to maintain and achieve. I'm reminded lately of Psalm 127: "Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain."
There are many goals and resolutions that I could focus on and many ways that I would like to grow over this year, but there is one way that I know for sure that the Lord wants me to grow. He wants me (and you) to love Him with everything and to love my neighbors as myself (Mark 12:30-31). This is my prayer for 2017, that the Lord's will would be greater than my own...
Heavenly Father, help me to love you with all of
my heart and with all of my soul and with all of my
mind and with all of my strength, and help me to love my neighbor as myself. Even though I will fail in these ways in this life, help me to focus on Jesus and remember Your grace. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
My goal is to pray this everyday over this next year. Feel free to use this prayer or to write your own for this New Year.
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