In the Christian Coaches Network January newsletter, CCN founder Judy Santos offered a beautiful prayer – and I asked her if I could repost it here.  It was a blessing to me and I wanted to pass it on to you! 

 

Prayer For a New Decade 

Father, as the new year begins, we approach your throne to seek Your face.  We seek Your purposes and Your wisdom.  We lift up out futures and dedicate them to You. 

Challenge our hearts and our motives.  Your word says, “Without me you can do nothing.”  Let this powerful truth sink deep into our hearts.  Let it guide our actions and priorities for 2010. 

Burn the chaff and refine us as precious gold.  Remind us to stay at Your feet more and on our computers less.  Strengthen our hands for Your work and Your purposes. 

In Jesus’ name, Amen. 

With this prayer, consider John 15:5:    

“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”   (v 5, TNIV)

 

“I am the Vine, you are the branches.  When you’re joined with me and I with you, the relation intimate and organic, the harvest is sure to be abundant.  Separated, you can’t produce a thing.  Anyone who separates from me is deadwood, gathered up and thrown on the bonfire.  But if you make yourselves at home with me and my words are at home in you, you cna be sure that whatever you ask will be listened to and acted upon.  This is how my Father shows who he is – when you produce grapes, when you mature as my disciples.”  (vs 5-8, the Message)

 

Judy Santos is the founder of The Christian Coaches Network at www.christiancoaches.com .