As a start and laying the foundation for the year and the decade, a Christian should consciously place the proceedings of 2020 and beyond into the hands of God through prayers.
Offering fervent prayers to God is very key to staying strong and following the path God has charted for the new year and decade.
We can never start praying unless we have given enough gratitude and thanksgiving for the year that ended.
Even though there are many things in the year that was not favourable, it is important for us to know that if God did not help us, those things would have destroyed us completely.
One of the demands of Spirits is thanksgiving and gratitude. In meeting the demands of the spirit, we are expected to commit ourselves to understand the demands of the Spirit.
One of our greatest failures is that we often do not know how to get along with Spirits.
The Bible opens up a key ingredient in getting along with the spirit, Luke 17:12-19 KJV, “And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off: And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.
And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed.
And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God, And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan.
And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine? There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger. And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole.”
Jesus healed some lepers and only one came back and Jesus asked: “Were there not ten cleansed”.
That is a pointer that God demands our gratitude and thanksgiving.
Important Prayers To Pray For Attaining A Fulfilling And Successful 2020.
1: Prayer of Thanksgiving and Gratitude:
Taking a quick look and scan over the previous years, many things happened some of them were favourable to our cause, some seemed unfavourable based on our judgement, however, God made scaling through the years possible.
Giving thanks, praise and gratitude to God afford the opportunity to tap into God’s protection and provision plan.
Just as Jesus said to the only “returning leper”, “thy faith has made you whole”, our gratitude and thanksgiving secures the opportunity for another dimension of God’s manifestation throughout the cause of the year.
These are some of the highlighted things you can thank God for scooped out of Psalms 103 KJV
a. Forgiving your sin
b. Healing your diseases
c. Delivering you from destruction
d. Crowning you with loving-kindness and tender mercies
e. Satisfying you with good things
2: Pray for direction and vision that will bring great profit:
According to Ezra 8:21 KJV “Then I proclaimed a fast there, at the river of Ahava, that we might afflict ourselves before our God, to seek of him a right way for us, and for our little ones, and for all our substance.”
Don’t try to lead yourself this new year. Save yourself the frustration in “trial and error”, rather come to the one who has been trusted for many years to never make mistakes.
Reading further in Ezra 8:21-23 KJV, “Then I proclaimed a fast there, at the river of Ahava, that we might afflict ourselves before our God, to seek of him a right way for us, and for our little ones, and for all our substance.
For I was ashamed to require of the king a band of soldiers and horsemen to help us against the enemy in the way: because we had spoken unto the king, saying, The hand of our God is upon all them for good that seek him; but his power and his wrath is against all them that forsake him.
So we fasted and besought our God for this: and he was intreated of us.”
There are three beautiful prayers you can start the year within the passage:
a. Pray for direction. Ezra 8:21 KJV
b. Help us against the enemy. Ezra 8:22 KJV
c. Pray that your life shows the glory of God. Ezra 8:23 KJV
Proverbs 29:18 KJV “Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.”
Asking God for vision and showing you your purpose for the new year 2020 is a wise prayer to pray.
1 Corinthians 1:30 KJV – “But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:” This scripture presents that ”Jesus became Wisdom for us.”
In light of this revelation, confine yourself to praying these prayers throughout 2020 and beyond.
3. Pray for wisdom that will bring unusual results to your life.
4. Pray for grace to walk in righteousness, strength over every sin, iniquity and transgression that have held you bound in the past and previous years.
5. Pray to experience unusual results of freedom from every manifestation of darkness around your life throughout this year 2020 and beyond.
6. Pray that Jesus will be your rock, fortress and deliverer this year and beyond. Psalms 18:2 KJV
7. Pray that Darkness will not prevail over you thins year. Psalms 27:1 KJV
8. Pray for abundance and provision. Psalms 23:1 KJV
Praying these prayers are foundational to living a successful and fulfilling 2020 as you dig deeper in the word of God based on the foundation this article has provided, you will find different dimensions of God that are specific to your life, and as pray that dimension, the results be visible in your life in Jesus name.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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