Some moments seem too heavy; some days too long. As youth slips quietly away, so does the silly notion of hoping only in self. Father, in this new year, RE-new. Rekindle passions that have died down. Release us from tethers that we have allowed to bind us. Restore the vigor to our prayer that we may soar to you. You are our hope, our strength, our life. Amen.
Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint. (Isaiah 40:30-31 NIV)