My prayers is that the hand of the Lord should be with us this year in Jesus Name. The hand of the Lord is described in Joshua 4:24 as mighty.This was the hand Jabez pray for in 1 Chronicles 4:9-10: “Now Jabez was more honorable than his brothers, and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, “Because I bore him in pain.” And Jabez called on the God of Israel saying, “Oh, that You would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that YOUR HAND would be with me, and that You would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain!” So God granted him what he requested.”
This hand can either be for you or against you. This is what Deuteronomy 2:15 has to say, “For indeed THE HAND OF THE LORD was against them, to destroy them from among the host, until they were consumed.” In 1 Samuel 5:6-7, the hand of the Lord destroyed the Philistines, and smote them with emerods, even Ashdod and the coasts thereof. And when the men of Ashdod saw that it was so, they said, The ark of the God of Israel shall not abide with us: for His hand is sore upon us, and upon Dagon our god.
On the other hand, when the hand of God is for you, expect lifting, blessings, and success. Acts 11:21 says, “And THE HAND OF THE LORD was with them: and a great number believed, and turned unto the Lord.”
In 1 Kings 18:44-46, the Hand of the Lord gave Elijah the strength to run before Ahab’s chariot a distance from 16 to 20 miles! “And it came to pass at the seventh time, that he said, Behold, there ariseth a little cloud out of the sea, like a man’s hand. And he said, Go up, say unto Ahab, Prepare thy chariot, and get thee down that the rain stop thee not. And it came to pass in the mean while, that the heaven was black with clouds and wind, and there was a great rain. And Ahab rode, and went to Jezreel. And THE HAND OF THE LORD was on Elijah; and he girded up his loins, and ran before Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel.”
I pray that the HAND OF THE LORD will always be with you in JESUS NAME.