Posted on January 1, 2024 by Elizabeth Welte in Freedom Fighters

Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. Psalm 90:12


Good morning on this first day of 2024! Happy New Year.

I want to share two things this morning:

First, a list of things to pray for in 2024 that I read last week from the pen of Dustin Benge. It’s a powerful prayer list:

  1. Jesus will be my joy!
  2. Love will be my language!
  3. Mercy will be my attitude!
  4. Faithfulness will be my aim!
  5. Truth will be my fuel!
  6. Gentleness will be my action!
  7. God’s glory will be my goal!

Isn’t that powerful? Warning!!! God hears and answers OUR prayers. How will He answer those seven requests in 2024?


Second, a powerful text written by the hymn writer Frances Ridley Havergal. The music was written by Samuel S. Wesley and the tune is The Churches One Foundation.

Another Year is Dawning
Another year is dawning; Dear Father let it be,
in working or in waiting, another year with Thee;
Another year of progress, another year of praise,
Another year of proving Thy presence all the days.

Another year of mercies, of faithfulness, and grace;
Another year of gladness in the shining of Thy face;
Another year of leaning upon Thy loving breast;
Another year of trusting, of quiet happy rest.

Another year of service, of witness for Thy love;
Another year of training for holier work above.
Another year is dawning: Dear Father, let it be,
On earth or else in heaven, another year for Thee.


Happy New Year and God bless you.

Embraced by His love,


Bill Welte, CEO
America’s Keswick



Written by Dr. Bill Welte: Bill has been the President & CEO of America’s Keswick for 26+ years, living and breathing Keswick’s message of Victory every day. He has an empowering gift with people leaving each one with an impressionable sense of God’s love, grace, and truth. He hosts & leads various Keswick events, as well as speaking at numerous churches in the tri-state area. He now lives off-campus with his childhood sweetheart of 40+ years, Jan. They have four married kids and 12 amazing grandkids. In his personal time, he loves to read and weekly writes for Keswick’s Freedom Fighter blogs.

Think About This: “Sometimes the miracle is simply His mercy.” ― Jane Johnson

The Daily Bible Reading: Psalm 1. You can download our 2024 Daily Bible Reading Plan by clicking here.

This Week’s Verse to Memorize:  “For the Lord your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.” Zephaniah 3:17 (NLT)

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