“and he [David] went out and came in before the people. And David behaved himself wisely in all his ways;
and the LORD was with him.” I Samuel 18:13b-14
My prayer for the New Year
“Oh, Lord, grant that I, like David,
may behave myself wisely in all my ways;
that my life may be a testimony of your grace
(unmerited favor, and divine enablement)
as I go out and come in before others this year.
May my example be a godly one to all who observe
and my service.
May my words encourage;
may my counsel to others be Your Truth;
may your desires be mine.
May my reward be
the joy of your glory,
the joy of your pleasure,
and the joy of your presence in my life.”