Give me courage to be All In the New Year

O, God, my Father, please give me the courage to begin again on so many levels in the new year ahead — to overlook the difficulties, to overcome the obstacles and to stay open to the moment as best I can.

You know I am not very good at it, so please help me be patient enough to know it takes time to start over in so many areas of my life, and wise enough to ask for help from friends and family when I need it. Help me be accountable for the changes which will make me more Christlike. As I look to the future, may I reflect on the past and remember the lessons it’s taught me. And dear LORD, may I always look to you for strength and guidance.

Keep the powers of evil at bay because I ask this all in Jesus’ precious and powerful name. Amen.