Happy New Year!
Surely the Lord has blessed us to start a new chapter called 2012. As we stand at the threshold of the unknown and unexpected, we hold tightly to our faith in Jesus Christ who is the same, yesterday, today and forever more. As we begin the journey of a new year, be sure to do all to the glory of God.
"...do all to the glory of God"
I Corinthians 10:31
In the quiet moments of prayer, we sincerely reach out to you O Lord, our God in the midst of cultural pluralism that presents challenges to the way we see and hear you. Thank you for your persistent love that transcends the troubles of this world to sustain us in seasons of joy and sorrow.
Forgive us for giving our best to the wrong things. Forgive us for giving our best efforts to trivial pursuits and our meager contributions to major kingdom service. Forgive us when we fail to do all to the glory of God whether in desire, drink, dress, conversation, thought and action.
Guide us so that we will know what is important and unimportant. Empower us to do the things that truly matter so that the things that don't matter will not occupy too much of our time. In Jesus Name, Amen.