To my dear sisters in Christ, I wish I had had it in my power…
The Lord bless you and keep you;
the Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you;
the Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace.-Numbers 6: 24-26
It is a new year and we wait in hope for You to do a new thing in our lives. The world continues to be loud and the noise of daily life tries to drown out Your still small voice.
Please help us to quiet ourselves and return to You. In the silence, please flood our hearts with Your peace and hope for the future. Help us to trust that You will always stay close. In our quietest moments, may we hear Your voice of comfort and affirmation.
Lord Jesus, You are everything. Help us to remember that when the cares of the world pile up and threaten to push Your presence aside. For the times when we forget and do not turn to You, thank you for never leaving and not turning away.
Shine Your light on us and help us to see Your glory and to bring that glory with us into our daily lives. Send us Your Holy Spirit anew to guide us and turn us towards You always.
We bless You, Lord, for every good thing You have done and will do for us. Give us gratitude always and humble our hearts before You.
In Your holy name, Jesus, we pray, Amen.