Our Lord began wooing me with the beauty of art and His boundless gift of…
Remember not the former things,
nor consider the things of old.
Behold, I am doing a new thing;
now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?
I will make a way in the wilderness
and rivers in the desert. – Isaiah 43:18-19
Lord Jesus, thank You for bringing me to the start of this new year. I believe that You desire to do new things in my heart, my mind, my relationships, my family and my life. Grant me great docility that You might have Your way in me! My deepest desire is to belong wholly to You in this new year. I give You my whole heart, my will, and all my desires.
I see Your Heart on fire with love for me! May the fire of Your love consume my heart, burning away any rival affections or disordered priorities. May I, with great eagerness, seek to please You through my daily living. keep me in Your Heart and teach me Your way of love. Help me to grow in humility, mercy, and compassion throughout this new year. In Your most Holy Name I pray, Amen.
Let all that I am praise the LORD; may I never forget the good things he does for me. – Psalm 103:2