by Carolyn Hittenberger
In all of life, at all times, we pray that each of you will know- at a deeper level than ever before-our powerful and personal, holy and merciful God. May you see His promises fulfilled in you and for you and through you every day in 2013.
JANUARY: We pray that Jesus will bring you new joy, fresh hope and strength for the good plans God has for you. Nehemiah 8:10b …the joy of the Lord is your strength.
FEBRUARY: May you be increasingly aware of God’s faithfulness and unconditional, personal love. Psalm 36:5 Your love, O Lord, reaches to the heavens; Your faithfulness to the skies.
MARCH: We ask the Lord to send a rushing, mighty wind of the Holy Spirit, as on the Day of Pentecost, to empower you for serving Him. Acts 2:2-4 & 1:8 …a sound as a rushing mighty wind came from heaven and all of them were filled with the Holy Spirit …you will receive power after the Holy Ghost comes on you, and you will be my witnesses.
APRIL: We pray for showers of blessing in every aspect of your life. Psalm 72:6 …He will be like rain falling on a new mown field, like showers watering the earth.
MAY: We ask that God will help you in your personal life, to sow to please God, as you sow generously into the lives of others. Galatians 6:8-9 The one who sows to please his sinful nature will of that nature reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us not grow weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
JUNE: May you reflect on Jesus Christ giving Himself for you in order to bring you to Himself as a holy and blameless Bride. Ephesians 5:27 (speaking of the Church)…to present her to Himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish.
JULY: May you know freedom from all that would hinder your walk of faith; true freedom from all strongholds and limitations. John 8:36 …if the Son sets you free, you are free indeed.
AUGUST: In the storms of life and the heat of the daily-ness, may you find that Jesus is your shelter and your shade. Isaiah 25:4 You have been a refuge for the poor, a refuge for the needy in his distress, a shelter from the storm and a shade from the heat.
SEPTEMBER: May this month find you studying to learn more of who God is and to teach others His truth. 2 Corinthians 2:15 Study to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the Word of Truth.
OCTOBER: We pray that you will walk as a pilgrim, not as a resident of this world, going from strength to strength in the changes appointed by God, for He is faithful in every season. Psalm 84:5 Blessed are those whose strength is in You, who have set their hearts on pilgrimage. As they pass through the Valley of Baca (weeping), they make it a place of springs; the autumn rains cover it with pools. They go from strength to strength, till each appears before God in Zion.
NOVEMBER: May you rejoice in and overflow with gratitude for God’s goodness, faithfulness, provision, salvation and blessings. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 …give thanks in every circumstance, for this is the will of God for you, in Christ Jesus.
DECEMBER: We pray that your holidays will be holy days and may the indescribable Gift, Jesus, be the center of your celebration. 2 Corinthians 9:15 Thanks be to God for His indescribable Gift.
Carolyn Hittenberger is Assistant for the Caribbean Regional Office at Global University and also works with University Communications. For more information about Global University, visit http://think.globaluniversity.edu.