Father in Heaven,
Thank you for a new decade. Thank you for a new opportunity to take brave steps of love in your name and spread your Word to those who need it.
We know it is easy for us to get distracted.
We forget each day is a gift, and that the next isn’t promised to us. Help us to keep our focus on you and the work you have for us to do. Lead us toward victory, and empower us to hold fast to the truth found only in you.
If we become apathetic or discouraged, remind us of the unique call you placed on each of our lives.
Give us a small glimpse of the beautiful story you’re telling, and draw us back to the Living Water that satisfies our parched souls. Remind us that our lives were not purchased with gold or silver, but with the blood of Jesus, the high price for redemption.
When we become weary or don’t see progress, remind us you’re not finished with us yet. May our hearts be tender, our ears and eyes be open, and our minds fully alive as we run the race you have for us. May we each press onward toward our goal. If we need a push or a shoulder to lean on, may we not be too proud to ask for it. If we need the solidarity of our sisters and brothers in prayer, may it be freely given.
God, only you know what lies ahead. But because you’re a gracious Father whose love is perfect, we know you have good plans for us. Guide us with your love. Make us brave in your Spirit.
In Jesus’ Name, Amen.