“Guide Me, Lord” A Prayer for the New Year


A long life does not profit me except the days are spent

in Your presence,

In Your service,

for Your glory.

Give me a grace that precedes, follows, guides, sustains,

sanctifies, and aids every hour,

that I may not be one moment apart from You.

May I rely on Your Spirit to

supply every thought,

speak every word,

direct every step,

prosper every work,

build up every ounce of faith.

Give me a desire to

show forth Your praise,

testify of Your love and

advance Your kingdom.

I launch my ship on the unknown waters of this year,

with You, O Father, as my harbor,

You, O Son, at my helm,

You, O Holy Spirit, filling my sails.

Guide me to heaven with

my lamp burning,

my ear open to Your calls,

my heart full of love,

my soul free.

Give me Your grace to sanctify me,

Your comforts to cheer,

Your wisdom to teach,

Your right hand to guide,

Your counsel to instruct,

Your law to judge,

Your presence to stabilize.

May Your fear be my awe,

Your triumphs my joy.

If you found this prayer helpful you may also want to read this prayer: A Christmas Prayer: Thank You for The Gift of All Gifts. This prayer is appropriate for all seasons!

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Posted on January 1, 2012, in Christianity, Prayer, The Christian Life and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Great prayer! Thank you!


  2. Wonderful prayer and one we should all take to heart!



  3. Jim, I wanted to let you know how much that you are appreciated. I realize that you may not have time to take part in awards, but I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger award. I don’t think that there should ever be any obligation, so if this is not something that you have time for I understand. If you would like to pick up the award, you can find the instructions at My Blog http://loopyloo305.com/2012/01/24/nominated-for-the-versatile-blogger-award/


  4. Wonderful!
    Love you’re heartfelt expression and thoughtful insight of God’s love.
    Because He first loved us,


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