January 17 Prayer
The new and the old, we remember as we begin again.
What is old that may hold us prisoners in our thoughts from the past?
The all too familiar things we really do not like about ourselves.
“Old things have passed away; behold,
new things have come.”
‘The words of God will give you the ability to discern the thoughts and intentions of the heart.’
Sit with his words of what is new stirring inside of you.
Take a hold of what you behold of the new and let go of the old that doesn't serve you well.
Holy Spirit of beauty and truth
Shine your light,
your Glory and grace for us to see what needs to fade away.
To see what it is you are changing within us.
That we may be able to grasp more of the beauty you are creating through faith, hope and love.
May we nurture the gifts of new ways of thinking and looking at the world around us.
May we hold a spaciousness for harmony to grow where there has been enmity.
May we grow in kindness without judgment and be free enough within ourselves,
not to become offended when others disagree.
May we behold the new things that are coming through your eyes of grace.
Keeping our eyes upon Jesus,
and our hearts open to You.
2Cor.5:17, Heb.4:12, Mk.2:18-22