Our Father in Heaven,
As we begin 2021, we turn to you for your help and guidance. We thank you most of all for sending Jesus, your only son, to earth to pay the price for sin that we could never pay. In an amazing “Great Exchange”, Jesus took our sins upon Himself and gave us His righteousness (2 Corinthians 5:21). As we face 2021, we know that without Him we can do nothing (John 15:5).
Father, 2020 was a very difficult year. Many of us lost loved ones, from COVID-19 or other reasons. The worldwide pandemic has resulted in our lives – work, school, wearing masks, watching church online, fear, etc. – being changed. With the coming vaccinations, we have new hope that soon the worst will be behind us.
May 2021 be a year in which our love for You grows. May many family and friends be drawn to You in saving faith. The call to be about our Father’s business doesn’t change, whether we are in difficult circumstances (a global pandemic) or in pleasant places. Help us in our calling of the Great Commission to share your good news and make disciples of all nations.
All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.
May we be people that bring your light and hope to everyone around us. Knowing that you are sovereign, may we find our rest in Thee. Continue reading