My New Year’s Prayer

Erik Cooper —  January 4, 2012 — 4 Comments

Like many I suppose, I spent some time talking to God over New Year’s weekend. Beginning of the year prayer and reflection is almost as Christian as eating at Chic-Fil-a. It’s true.

As I gazed upon the challenges of 2012 – as a pastor, as a husband, as a father, as a church leader – the following words just seemed to uncontrollably gush from my mouth:

“Lord, reignite my imagination! Give me a picture of the future that both excites and terrifies me, and fill me with the courage to walk boldly into things that are beyond my ability to control or even completely understand.”

Whoa. That’s big for me. Dangerous. Like taking your hands off the steering wheel (or texting while driving). What if God actually answers this prayer? Shoot, maybe I should have thought this through.

But I’m filled with such hope! A new sense of anticipation. Yeah, some jitters. And a few butterflies (that feel a little like pterodactyls).

And I thought that maybe…just maybe…you might want to join me?

4 responses to My New Year’s Prayer

  1. It has certainly become easy to walk in the familiarity of life. I hope that God gives you clear vision. Vision to lead more than you imagine possible. I see hope for the Church if we keep our focus on Him and steer away from the cliche cyles of change.

  2. Great. encouraging. Love the vision. We share the big dreams!

Trackbacks and Pingbacks:

  1. I (Used To Sorta Kinda) Have a Dream | Beyond The Risk - Erik Cooper - January 16, 2012

    […] I challenge you to pray this prayer with me in this year: “Lord, rekindle my […]

Leave a Reply

Text formatting is available via select HTML. <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>