January 1

Psalm 96:13 NIV

[13] Let all creation rejoice before the Lord, for he comes, he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world in righteousness and the peoples in his faithfulness.
 
Father in heaven, Lord of all creation, through prayer, you have given me the power to communicate with you in times of need. You have given me this gift so that I may petition you for personal needs and to intervene on the behalf of others. Forgive me, Father, for not always using this same gift to praise you and to thank you for all the blessings you bestow upon me. You are my Almighty God, my Father, who cares about me and wants me to be assured of your love and of my salvation through your Son, Jesus Christ. Lord, I need to hear your gentle whisper, the soft voice that through the power of the Holy Spirit, guides me and leads me down the path of righteousness. Sometimes I close the ears of my heart and tune out your voice, allowing the voice of Satan to draw me away from your warm embrace to behavior and thoughts that dishonor your name. Surround me, O’ Lord, with an impenetrable hedge of guardian angels that will rise up and defeat Satan when he beckons. Protect me through your divine mercies and endless grace, in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.

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