Use this devo as you are able, in whole or in part. Don’t feel compelled to read it all. Simply read and meditate upon whatever catches your attention. The goal is enjoying time with God through His Word and in prayer. Questions about the devotional elements?

Call to Prayer

“Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth. Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.” (Ps. 100:1-2)

Scripture Reading

Readings: Psalm 2 + Titus 2:11-14

Read the passages above.
Then spend a moment in quiet stillness before God.
(Click on the link to read each of the passages, or turn there in your Bible)

Leisurely read again…is there a word or idea that stirred within you? Linger over it and give it your attention…is there something about the reading you’d like to ask God about? Pray your life to God…take a moment to rest in God’s presence. Ask God for spiritual renewal and refreshment in this new year.


Gracious God, Jesus is the center point of history, and his presence is my new beginning. Center my life on your lavish grace that not only saves but renews me to be like Jesus. May my godly living be a fitting testimony that draws others to the joyful reign of the newborn King. Amen. (prayer based on the Heidelberg Catechism, Question 86).

*Prayer borrowed from Philip Reinders’ Seeking God’s Face: Praying with the Bible through the Year


“Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, because he has come to his people and redeemed them.” (Luke 1:68)