Sunday, December 27, 2015

Three Prayers to Pray in 2016

Introduction:

Soon we will be embarking on 2016 and the key is will this upcoming year be any better than 2015? Now, I know we all want a more exciting personal and family life more than we had in this year of 2015. The question is how can we achieve that, how can we have a 2016 like we have always dreamed.

Let me give you three suggestions. But, not any prompting, but prayerful ones that will give us guidance for a year that we have envisioned and imagined. Think about this first please.

Outline:

  1. Father, my God, this year I will make it my priority, to know you.

John 17:3

And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.

 

  1. Father, my God, this year I will speak sweetly.

Proverbs 16:21, 24

21 The wise of heart is called discerning,

    and sweetness of speech increases persuasiveness.

24 Gracious words are like a honeycomb,

    sweetness to the soul and health to the body.

 

  1. Father, my God, this year I will hear your voice.

John 10:27

27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.

 

Conclusion:

  1. Let us all make it our personal goal to come to God more than ever before.
  1. Let us make our family ministry to add to people’s lives, reach out, to encourage them.
  1. Let us crave to hear the voice of God, and put aside religiousness.