Dear Lord in Heaven above,
We lift up our eyes to you and praise you for being the Almighty God that you are, always so filled with love and grace for us regardless of who we are and what we have or have not done. You are our Creator and the giver of life and we honor you for giving us the most gracious gift that we could ever want, that precious gift of life itself and we can never provide the thanks to you at the level you deserve for this most precious of gifts.
But Lord, despite all of your kindness and love that you offered, we routinely fail you, for we so often put ourselves first, not you, and seek earthly things that in the final analysis have no lasting value. So, we ask this day that you forgive us for those things we have done in thought, word and deed and show us the way to true happiness through the salvation that is offered from your only Son who died so that we might have the opportunity to live on for eternity once this earthly life is done. Help us to understand that to attain that level we must receive Him by believing in Him by faith alone.
Lord, we are troubled by the condition we find both the world and our nation in as we close out the year 2020 tonight, for we see so many things that are clearly wrong that have taken hold and it as if what is right is now wrong and wrong is now right. Tyranny versus liberty; disease, both natural and with man-made interference and the resulting fear; and even the imposition of politically correct half and non-truths instead of real truth, have taken hold of us in so many ways and it is only through your love and grace and by our believing in you based on faith alone that we can find the answers to these troubling situations. We also are realizing that we can only gain the level of discernment through this strong bond with you to separate fact from fiction and therein learn real truth.
Lord, help us to do these things to gain discernment, and with the discernment of what real truth is, to be courageous and fearless in tackling those issues head on before they overwhelm us. After all, you gave us this world to maintain while living for you, yet we have faltered and allowed mere mortal man's supposed superior knowledge to outpoint you and your wisdom. Help us to unite with other believers and continue to build the faith to not only protect and guide our beloved United States of America, but to begin the process of leading the way for the world with the love that Jesus gave us, done with wisdom and grace. Lead us Christian soldiers of goodness and light, together with other godly persons who all unite together to make this world continue in a way pleasing to you until the day comes when the Son will return again, to rule this world for one thousand years from the City of God, which is Jerusalem.
We ask this prayer in the name of our Savior, the One who lived as the perfect example for us and died for our sins, Amen.
TO A BETTER NEW YEAR IN 2021 with the Lord as our center piece of life. Live it, love it and enjoy it as he wants us to.