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I want to start the year off right. After last night, ringing in the new year and sitting down with friends from all places in my life and praying for God to take charge of this year, I want to share another prayer on the blog this morning. Whether you’re a prayerful person or not, I imagine there is some comfort in this.
Prayer is a way of communicated with God. It can be a prayer of adoration, when you just let God know who he is to you and just praise Him for who He is. It can be a prayer of confession, admitting that you’ve done something wrong, and really just agreeing with God that you’ve done something wrong, because He knows and He defines wrong. Prayers of thanksgiving, thanking Him for the blessings in your life. Or you can pray prayers of supplication or intersession. Asking God for something for yourself or others. Here is one of those:
I launch my ship on the unknown waters of this year,
with You, O Father, as my harbor,
You, O Son, at my helm,
You, O Holy Spirit, filling my sails.
Guide me to heaven with
my lamp burning,
my ear open to Your calls,
my heart full of love,
my soul free.
Give me Your grace to sanctify me,
Your comforts to cheer,
Your wisdom to teach,
Your right hand to guide,
Your counsel to instruct,
Your law to judge,
Your presence to stabilize.
May Your fear be my awe,
Your triumphs my joy.