A Prayer For 2013

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It is 2013! Happy New Year to you all!

Last night I was having a somewhat bad night, not a good thing to be doing on the night before a new year begins! As most of you know I strongly believe in a “Change your thoughts, change your world” kind of existence! So if I am sitting there with a terrible attitude at midnight on new years eve I really feel like I am setting a tone for the new year!  And need I say ” Not a tone that I want!”

With that in mind, about an hour before midnight I went to my room and got my journal out. I decided to start writing down how I was feeling. It helped me to realize ( we all need reminders!!) that no matter why, what, or who, was involved in my bad mood, I was ultimately the person in control of my mood. Period! Now I will admit that I had to continue writing a few minutes before that started to take hold of my mind and soul, but when it did all was good with me! And I was able to make a few decisions about what I wanted to be doing at the stroke of midnight

I wanted my husband by my side ( after I apologized for and let go of my bad attitude) and my bible in my hands. I had decided the way I wanted to bring in the new year was while sitting next to my husband reading the Lords word.  And that is exactly what I did.  First I wrote in my journal my intentions and I thanked God for the wonderful blessings He gave to us in 2012 and for the many blessings He is giving us in 2013! And these were not just words, I felt it deep in my soul! And then I read a few passages as the ball dropped in Times Square! (And not by design, it just happened to be the passage I turned to at Midnight! Awesome!)

Here is the passage that I was reading as the ball dropped:

Mark 11:23   “Truly I tell you, If anyone says to this mountain, ” Go throw yourself into the sea, ” and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them.     This is my prayer for 2013…for the entire year!

May God bless you and keep you in 2013 and beyond!

Peace and Love~ Christine

 

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4 thoughts on “A Prayer For 2013

  1. I really like what you said about us being in control of our moods. It is so true. We have to consciously fill ourselves with positive thoughts. May we be full of joy and faith and hope! Blessings to you from Jerusalem!

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  2. Happy New Year
    God I Thank You for allowing me to live to see another day, another New Year. With all that is within me I say, Thank You Jesus. I praise You. I bless Your Holy name. You are the reason that I am alive today. You are Life, my Living Water, and Living Bread. You alone are God, my Father, the Great I Am, God Almighty. You are the Head of my life, the breath that I breathe, the beat of my heart, and the length of my days. You are Lord, the only true and living God, and I am so in love with You.

    God I come asking in Jesus’ name, “Let this be the best year ever for me, and each year following even better. Step in my life and perfect the things that concern You and I. Teach me discipline in every area of my life. Bless my spiritual walk with You. May our relationship and my love for You flourish, grow deeper, richer, and sweeter. Bless me physically. Teach me how and cause me to take care of me (body, mind, heart, soul, and spirit) in an excellent way that brings You glory.

    Bless my finances and cause me to prosper. Teach me how to tithe not only with money, but also with my time and talents. Make me an excellent wise steward over all You have and will bless me with. Bless me to prosper and continue to grow intellectually as well as spiritually. Help me to keep my focus on You and what You have called me to do. Bless me to become all that You created me to be. Make me a success in Christ Jesus.

    Teach me time management and organization skills. Teach me how to prioritize and organize my life. God help me get and keep my priorities in order. Teach me to value the time You have given me and not waste it so that I will accomplish all that needs to be done in my life ( family, career, home) and for You in an excellent and timely manner. God get my life, family, and home in order. Show me what is and what is not important in my life. Show me what I need to be concerned about and what I don’t need to be concerned about. God, please do not let me waste the time that You have blessed me with.

    Teach me how and help me to block out the negative, the voices of the enemy that come to discourage, deceive, and destroy the dreams that You have given me. Lord teach me how to spiritually silence the dream killers, the lies, and the deceit of those who come to get my focus off of You and what You have called and told me to do. Most importantly teach me how to enjoy life the way You meant life to be enjoyed by me. In all things teach me how to give thanks. And remind me that all things will work out for my good because I love You and I am called according to Your purpose.

    Encourage me, help me, strengthen me, and show me how to walk in the character of Christ Jesus. Let the life that I live exemplify Jesus’ life. Give me understanding of Your Word and strengthen me to be a doer of Your Word. Let the favor, wisdom, peace, and protection of God rest in and upon my life for the rest of my life. God I ask all these things so that I may be blessed and be a blessing. God all that I have asked of You in this prayer please do the same for all those I love and care about, all those who love and care about me, and the writer of this prayer. Amen, So Be It, And It Is So!”

    *Pass This New Year Prayer On To All Those You Love & Care About!

    Happy New Year 2013!
    Encourager Linda Flagg, LM, CS
    Christian Life Coach & Youth Minister

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