"What a friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear, what a privilege to carry, everything to him in prayer."
I can still hear my grandmother sing that old hymn to me. What a precious, loving saint. And what a precious, loving Savior! What a friend, that would lay down his life for me!
So often we get wrapped up in the day, that we don't remain in that attitude of prayer. I know that Jesus is there, ready to intercede for me at any moment. I know that your Holy Spirit helps when I don't even have the words to say. I know that you know my heart and want to hear from my lips.
Heavenly Father, thank you for the privilege of coming to you as a child to a parent. Thank you for calming me, giving me hugs in your own sweet ways, and listening. Thank you for your understanding ways ... and even your correction. Thank you for a new year.
I pray that I will become more and more like the person you want me to be in this new year. I love you and want to please you. I come to you in the name of Jesus, amen.