A New Year’s Prayer for One Who is Ill

prayerAs 2014 begins, Bronlynn shares a New Year’s Prayer that we can all find comfort and hope through. May you be blessed.

“Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.Relent, Lord! How long will it be? Have compassion on your servants. Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.

Make us glad for as many days as you have afflicted us, for as many years as we have seen trouble. May your deeds be shown to your servants your splendor to their children. May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us—yes, establish the work of our hands.” (Psalm 90:12-17)

Sometimes I like to use actual Scripture verses as prayers. Psalm 90, which is written by Moses, is one of my favorite Psalms. I am focusing on verses 12-17 as a prayer for this year. I pray this for you as well.

“Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.”

Lord, I will need Your wisdom for so many things in this new year, whether they are related to my health, relationships, circumstances, or simply life in general. Help me to seek Your guidance daily and trust You for the outcomes.

Help me also to be wise in the use of my time, staying focused on what is truly important in this life, rather than being caught up in the priorities of the world.

“Have compassion on your servants.”

Lord, You know my struggles with pain and problems. You know how much I can bear. I pray for Your compassion and mercy through any difficult times that lie ahead.

“Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.”

Father, as I begin each new day, open my eyes to Your presence around me. Remind me that no matter how intense my pain or problems may be, I can rejoice in knowing that You love me and will carry me through all things.

Make me aware of the countless ways that You show Your love and presence to me each day.

“Make us glad for as many days as we have seen trouble.”

Lord, You said this world would be full of trials, but to rejoice for You have overcome the world. Thank you for the assurance that even if my circumstances or health do not improve in this life, the glad days of eternal health and happiness are coming soon.

Help me persevere until then, and make me thankful for the blessings and gifts You give now.

“May your deeds be shown to your servants.”

O God, make me aware of opportunities to display Your glory in the coming year. May I be a testimony to others of Your power and strength in my weaknesses.

“May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us; establish the work of our hands for us.”

Lord God, may pleasing You be the greatest desire of my heart this year. Whatever plans You have for me to accomplish, I pray that You would bless me through them.

Let me remember that no matter what my limitations are, I can still be used by You and am important to You and Your kingdom work.

I pray these things in the mighty name of Jesus. Amen.

About the author:
Bronlynn Spindler lives in VA and is blessed to have the support and encouragement of a wonderful husband and three grown daughters. God’s grace and strength have brought her through thyroid cancer and continue to sustain her through ongoing back pain, depression, headaches, multiple sensitivities, eye pain, and fibromyalgia. You may view her blog of devotionals at http://www.aplaceofsprings57.blogspot.com.

This is a beautifully touching song with lyrics that I think you will relate to. It is called “Holy” by the band Delirious and I think it places one right into God’s holy place. I hope you enjoy it and that it gives you a moment to truly reflect on who God is and how He will be a part of your life this coming year for 2014. -Lisa