|Fireworks to bring in the new year (Sydney, Australia)|
Lord, as we embrace the New Year, may we turn our hearts toward you. All around the world, people are considering resolutions, fresh starts, new ideas. Heavenly Father, may your children seek you more intimately this year, more faithfully, more concertedly. May we strive to walk in the abundant life you have for us (John 10:10), embrace the grace you lavish on us (Ephesians 1:4-6, 2 Corinthians 12:9), and both discern and pursue the purposes you intend for us (1 Peter 4:10-11, Jeremiah 29:11). Please humble, forgive, guide, and draw us close to you this year. Teach us to number our days, that we present to you hearts of wisdom (Psalm 90:12). In Jesus’ precious name we pray, amen.