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A Prayer for the New Year

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Our God, Our Father in heaven,

We come before the throne of your grace, seeking your face, humbled by your presence.

You are a God of steadfast love, your mercies are new every morning, and your faithfulness is toward every generation.

What can we render to you for your benefits toward us in this past year? Your mercies are abundantly poured out on us daily. You have lavished us with grace. The cup of our salvation runs over.

You have exalted us above the heavens in your son Jesus Christ. You have redeemed us for your glory and our good. You have filled our hearts with joy and gladness. You have made us kings. You have crowned us with righteousness. You are truly the God of hope—the fountain of all hope.

And as we begin this New Year, we relish that hope. Our hearts are daily refreshed by the hope of Jesus. In a world of despair, you make us sing; in a world of decay, you revive us.

This year, help us Lord, to keep our eyes on that bright and morning star, the glory of your face, the commander and the Lord of Host, our Savior and High Priest, Jesus Christ. Allow that hope to infuse us with purpose and goodwill toward our community and world. Allow your love to fill us with zeal for your cause. Make your word flourish so fully in our hearts that the fruit of holiness is daily witnessed in our actions. May all of this be for the coming of your kingdom and the fulfillment of your will.

Fulfill every resolve for good and every work of faith by your power, so that you are glorified in us, and we are glorified in you. For from you, and to you, and through you belong all things.

Amen.

Submitted by Jacob Rutledge

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