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The Significance of Immanuel God with Us

As we prepare for another year, we’re asking God to help us understand the significance of “Immanuel, God with us” in the days ahead. Because we want to have a truly happy new year, and we think that’s the best place to start.

We don’t mean “happy” as in we hope everything goes perfectly for us (that’s not going to happen). When have any of us experienced a year that was all UP and no DOWN?

We mean happy as in “blessed.”

Happy as in “aware of God’s presence through the ups and downs.”

Happy as in “God’s joy is our strength, especially when we feel weak.”

So seriously, from us to you: Happy New Year! And we can say that because God is Immanuel—he is with us!

As we all start out on this new year, 2022, here’s what we’re praying for. Join us as we ask God to meet us in this New Year. And [spoiler alert] he’s coming with us whether we recognize it or not.

A Prayer for the New Year 2022

Immanuel, God with us, help me experience your presence through the ups and downs of this new year. Fill me to overflowing with the fruit of your Spirit so my friends, family, and even strangers become aware of your love for them. When I feel weak, may your joy be my strength. When I feel anxious, may you give me your peace. When I feel unloved, surround me with your love. As I approach each day, give me eyes to see and ears to hear your voice, and courage to follow wherever you lead. Amen.

Scripture: “How priceless is your unfailing love, O God! People take refuge in the shadow of your wings” (Psalm 36:7).


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