It’s New Year’s Eve in the USA. I don’t do resolutions, but I would like to offer some items for prayer for the coming year related to our roles of service with the men and women of sport.
• I pray that you are enfolded by God’s grace to love the unlovely and the ones who simply ignore you.
• I pray that you have a daily infusion of the Lord’s thoughts in your mind and heart through prayer and study.
• I pray that you experience remarkable favor with everyone in your sporting world and that once closed doors open to you.
• I pray that you are fully equipped with God’s wisdom for every moment of crisis, doubt, fear, illness and injury that occurs this year.
• I pray that you can sense the Lord’s presence as you ride on buses, sit on airplanes, stand in changing rooms and lie in hotel beds.
• I pray that you can hear the Lord Jesus’ affirming voice as you stroll along the sideline at practice, walk through the locker room, kneel in prayer with a player, sit with a coach whose marriage is crumbling, hold the hand of a dying colleague or simply stand while basking in the Lord’s gracious pleasure as you fulfill your role of ministry with the people of sport.
• I pray that your relationship with the Lord Jesus and relationships with everyone you encounter flourishes and thrives in 2012.