A Prayer for 2017

Julianne August writes this prayer for 2017. We invite you to bow your hearts with us as we go before the Father in praise and petition.

Heavenly Father,

As we embrace the New Year ahead, we first look back with grateful hearts and express our thanks to you for your faithfulness, goodness, overflowing mercy, and grace always available to us.

You took our place at the cross.

We bow in humility and recognize your sacrifice and act of love towards us. We lift our hearts, our minds, our souls and all our strength to you in adoration because you first loved us, and we commit to make you the foundation and centre of our lives. We pray our lives would be firmly rooted, built up, established in faith and overflowing with gratitude to you no matter our circumstances.

As we look ahead to 2017, we acknowledge how much we need your presence filling us every single day. We ask for your Holy Spirit to give us a desire to follow you in full obedience. Give us courage, strength, hope, peace and wisdom as we trust you for the days ahead.

There are many uncertainties in our world but we rest in your unchanging love and the truth that you are the same yesterday and today and forever.

Open our eyes to the brokenness of our world with its sorrows and injustice and move in our hearts to be generous in prayer, generous to serve, to love and to give.

As we enter into a celebration of Canada’s 150 years as a nation, we ask you to keep our land glorious and free. We ask for blessing, because you say, “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord” (Ps. 33:12). May your presence be more known, your kingdom more treasured and your Name more magnified as your glory is on display this coming year.

Bring revival and a harvest for Jesus Christ in Canada. Give us greater boldness to share you with others this year and turn the hearts of our loved ones towards you. We pray with expectant hearts in the mighty name of Jesus, our saviour and king. Amen.

Julianne August, Prayer Catalyst