Looking Back – Looking Forward to 2017
(Prayer as prose)
Oh Lord, My God,
It has been a golden year,
Full of triumph and celebration
Laced with trials and tribulations,
With the fullness of your grace.
You have stretched us toward your mark;
You have challenged us to stand strong.
We’ve won some; We’ve lost some;
And, Some were a draw.
But there has always been victory in you.
You’ve shone us glimpses of a future,
Emboldened us to chase our dreams,
And chastened us to no longer live in fear -
For you are always with us.
As we embark on the New Year,
Daunting as it may seem – from far off places,
We are reminded that -
Just as you have been here every other year,
You will be here this New Year, too.
We lift our hands in praise for 2016-
A year of glorious revelations and wondrous blessings.
A year of learning who you want us to be.
We march forward and shout Hallelujah for 2017 –
The year of more accepted challenges,
More fervent prayer,
More of You;
In Jesus’ name we pray and praise;
Happy New Year,
Vernet Clemons Nettles
(c) December 6, 2016
Copyright © 2016
Don't forget to begin 2017 with a vision plan