Dear Heavenly Lord, 

We thank you for your love, grace, and mercy in 2017 and give you praises for your faithfulness.

We trust you with 2018, believing your promise to never leave us or forsake us.  We ask that by the power of the Holy Spirit you will help us to do as Paul instructed in Philippians 4:8;

”Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, let your mind dwell on these things.”

May we focus on these things, not to escape reality or ignore the trials in our lives, but to face each new day with the confidence of your goodness, sensing your presence, and receiving your love and peace.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Written by Darlene Neckers, Conference Prayer Coordinator