Wishing all a Very Happy and God-Blessed New Year With Much Prosperity!
Jesus said, "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God." Matthew 5:6-9 (NIV).
The custom of making New Year's resolutions 'has been observed since ancient Babylonian times—when most of the resolutions recorded concerned, not surprisingly considering that culture's fascination with all things agricultural, the returning of borrowed gardening tools.' 1
That's a great idea for a practical New Year's resolution--returning things we've borrowed!
Suggested prayer for the New Year:
"Dear Lord, Please give me …
A few friends who know me and love me still,
A thankful heart to give you praise always and in everything,
A trusting mind to keep on believing in you no matter what the future holds,
A humble, pleasing personality,
A teachable disposition,
A thoughtful, kind, and caring touch,
A forgiving and understanding spirit,
A loving and accepting attitude to communicate your love to every life I touch,
A worthwhile work into which I can put my best efforts and thereby help make my world a better place in which to live, and
A life that will make a difference not only in my world, but in my street and, most of all, in my home. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, in Jesus' name, amen."
If you would like to accept God's forgiveness for all your sins and His invitation for a full pardon Click HERE.
Or if you would like to re-commit your life to Jesus Christ, please click HERE to note this.
1. John Weldon, "There's gold in those New Year's resolutions," The Age, Melbourne, Australia, December 29, 2004, http://www.theage.com.au/.