Prayer for 2011
Almighty and eternal God, Creator of heaven and earth, great is your name and awesome is your power. By your right hand you smite the foe, and uphold the life of your people. Father, keep us always under the mantle of your protection and care.
Jesus our mighty Savior, you have crushed the head of the serpent, and have overturned the dominion of the enemy over our lives. Continue to show us the way to true discipleship and holiness of life, so that we may be fitting instruments of your will.
Spirit of life, you renew the face of the earth, and empower your people to become witnesses to the ends of the earth. Guide our path always, helping us endure and persevere, as we bring the good news of salvation to all.
We praise and thank you, Lord, for all the blessings of the past three decades. Please continue to form us and to transform us, to make us the instruments that you desire, to renew the family and to defend life. May we always be centered on you our Lord Jesus, faithful to every aspect of our covenant, and ever mindful of the cross you ask us to carry.
Grant us the grace to fully trust in you and in your great plan for our lives, and fill us always with joy whatever circumstances of life we find ourselves in. We belong to you, and we rightly offer our lives for the furtherance of your Kingdom and the glory of your name.
May you truly be our strength, now and forevermore. Amen.