Prayer for Grace to Fulfill New Year Resolutions

It is one thing to make New Year resolutions and another, to fulfill them. From the 1st of January, it is customary (more like) for people to make personal decisions for the year; decisions to be of better behavior, to achieve certain goals and to meet certain tasks. The whole plan is to become a better version of oneself physically and spiritually. However, it is not an easy journey.

“For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want” (Gal 5:17).

This is why you need divine strength to help you fulfill them. Make this prayer today:

“Lord Jesus,
I thank You that You are with me, that You are in me. Resolutions might come in one year and go out the other.

Open my ears this year, so that I can hear You and enjoy You at every junction, when You tell me to turn right or left. Amen”.

— Pete Briscoe

Then, you conclude with this prayer:

“God of all time, help us enter the New Year quietly, thoughtful of who we are to ourselves and to others, mindful that our steps make an impact and our words carry power.

May we walk gently.
May we speak only after we have listened well.

Creator of all life, help us enter the New Year reverently, aware that you have endowed every creature and plant, every person and habitat with beauty and purpose.

May we regard the world with tenderness.
May we honor rather than destroy.

Lower of all souls, help us enter the New Year joyfully, willing to laugh and dance and dream, remembering our many gifts with thanks and looking forward to blessings yet to come.

May we welcome your lavish love.In this new year, may the grace and peace of Christ bless us now and in the days ahead”.

— Vinita Hampton Wright; Offered by Douglas Ruschman

I’m sure I don’t need to emphasize much, the need to apply physical efforts even as you have prayed for strength. You have to be intentional about your resolutions, make a move and God’s grace will see you through.

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“Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.” Saint Augustine of Hippo

Disclaimer: Prayer is not magic. God indeed answers prayers but sometimes His answer is either No or Not Now. Don't be discouraged when your prayers are not met immediately or even later. Keep trusting God who is good all the time. Thank you.

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