My wife just wrote a confession for the worship service at our church this Sunday. I was encouraged by her prayer for the new year and wanted to pass it along. May God hear this prayer and make all things new in 2015!
We come to you in this new year beaten and battered by the year just passed.
Help us to trust you to heal our wounds and use our sorrows.
We come to you in this new year eager to put you first in all we do.
Forgive us Lord for our failings of last year.
We come to you in this new year full of personal resolutions and self-centered goals.
Help us to trust you to make us more like your Son Jesus.
We come to you in this new year with small hopes and undersized expectations.
Forgive our faith for being so small.
We pray this in the name of the One who makes all things new, Amen.