For this final column, I invite you to join with in prayerful, thankful rejoicing as we march into a new year.
Heavenly Father, Giver of all good and perfect gifts, we humbly praise you. Our hearts grieve over the losses change brings but not with the grief of those who have no hope. Though we are tempted to fear change and hold tight to what is seen, we choose to trust in Your perfect will. Fill our minds with understanding of the power, perfection and passionate love You continually pour into our lives. Grow our faith in You that our lives will ever proclaim the victory of Christ. May every change that casts a shadow in our life be pushed aside by the Holy Spirit to reveal more of Your Glory. We praise you that change and loss simply allow our hearts to have more room for You. May thy will and thy kingdom come. We wait in praise-filled joy for the final change that ushers in Your unending Kingdom.
In Christ’s Holy name we pray, Amen.