My only resolution for 2017

Good morning everyone. I hope all who read this had a merry and blessed Christmas.

Now that Christmas is behind us, it’s time to get into “out with the old, in with the new” mode and give some thought to what we might strive to change over the course of the new year.

No list for me this year, just a simple prayer…


Dear Lord,

Throughout the coming year I pray that I will thank you unceasingly for your precious gift of time. I pray that I will fully appreciate each of the over 31 million seconds 2017 has to offer and that I will not squander even one.

I pray, father, that every one of my goals, actions, words, and thoughts this coming year will line up with your perfect word and your divine will.

Lord, show me what you want from me in 2017 so I don’t begin yet another year with a collection of obligatory and insincere resolutions to simply do more of what’s good, less of what’s bad, or to improve myself in some earthly and eternally insignificant way.

Lord, instead of my own resolutions, I pray that you make me a humble servant who intentionally and deliberately seeks your will in everything I do and with every plan I make.

In Jesus name,



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17 replies

  1. I can get on board with this for sure. Awesome, James, thanks

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  2. If only the entire world would express the same thoughts. I guess that would be paradise, wouldn’t it? God bless you, James and allow you to continue to serve Him through your inspirational words.

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  3. James, I always know when it’s you writing the words on this site.
    Thanks you for always being transparent, always being accepting and loving, always being Jesus.
    Have a blessed New Year’s celebration, and may your prayer thirst and live in all our hearts. ❤

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  4. Reblogged this on Truth in Palmyra and commented:

    I can’t add a thing to this, so blessings and enjoy!

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  5. What a beautiful prayer and may it be ours as we enter a new year and hoping you have a very blessed 2017.


  6. Reblogged this on Sue's Pen2PaperBlog and commented:
    May be this be each and every individuals “resolution.”


  7. Happy new year to you Wally. I pray we can draw closer to Christ. The way to show Christ to the world is reveal His presence to them.

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  8. Amen!! Awesome prayer! Happy New Year!

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  9. Excellent! I am going to reblog this one for you. Hopefully many more eyes will get to see this fine prayer, read it, and take it to heart. Hopefully reblogging it will also get you a few more followers, you have an excellent site.

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  10. Hallelujah, Lord! Wow! Amen. I Am truly blessed by this. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Amen! I’m with you! It looks like you have a winner here!

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