A New Year’s Prayer

Here is a New Year's prayer from my friend Ray. He has written many wonderful prayers over the years. This is one of my absolute favorites.

Lord, when I put my faith in you
my life evens out;
my days are not so tough;
my nights are peaceful;
my temper is calm;
my joy comes back to the surface,

Why can’t I live
that way
all the time, Lord?

And wanting to
makes me
want to see what my faith
is all about.

It’s all about you,
Lord.
It’s all about you.

Having faith in you
means I trust you.
Simply that.
I trust you.

I trust all my life
with you…
all my days…
all my ways.
I trust them all with you.

I trust my life to
you, Lord.
I give it to you to keep.
I know I am safe
in your hands.

I trust my past to
you, Lord.
I give it to you to keep.
I know I am safe
in your hands.

        I
trust my future to you, Lord.
I give it to you to keep.
I know I am safe
in your hands.

I trust my health to you, Lord.
my ambitions…
my failures…
my sorrows…
my weaknesses…
I trust them all to you, Lord.
I give them to you to keep.
I know I am safe
in your hands.

     I
trust you, Lord.
I put my faith in you.
And I know it’s the
right thing for me to do.

Because you have
been good to me.
You have been faithful.
Your constant love
and tender mercy
have been
my salvation.

Dr. Tim Spivey is Lead Planter of New Vintage Church in San Diego, California. He is the author of numerous articles and one book, "Jesus: The Powerful Servant." A sought after speaker for events, Tim also serves as Adjunct Professor of Religion at Pepperdine University. Tim serves as a church consultant, and his writings are featured on ChurchLeaders.com, Church Executive magazine, Faith Village, Sermon Central, and Giving Rocket.

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