Prayer for the New Year

Dear Lord,

As we enter into a new year, we give You thanks for the blessings and provisions You have given us in the past. We pray that You would continue to guide and protect us in the year ahead.

We ask that You would give us strength to overcome any challenges that may come our way and wisdom to make good decisions. Help us to always remember to turn to You in times of trouble and to trust in Your plan for our lives.

We pray that You would bless our families, friends, and communities and bring us closer together. May we use our talents and resources to serve You and others in a way that brings honor to Your name.

We ask that You would give us a heart for the lost and a desire to share the gospel with those who do not know You. Help us to be bold and courageous in sharing Your love with the world.

We pray all of these things in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Suggested Bible Readings

Psalm 31:14-15 ESV

But I trust in you, O Lord;
    I say, “You are my God.”
My times are in your hand;
    rescue me from the hand of my enemies and from my persecutors!

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Psalm 37:5 ESV

Commit your way to the Lord;
    trust in him, and he will act.

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Isaiah 43:18-19 ESV

“Remember not the former things,
    nor consider the things of old.
Behold, I am doing a new thing;
    now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?
I will make a way in the wilderness
    and rivers in the desert.

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Isaiah 46:9-10 ESV

    remember the former things of old;
for I am God, and there is no other;
    I am God, and there is none like me,
declaring the end from the beginning
    and from ancient times things not yet done,
saying, ‘My counsel shall stand,
    and I will accomplish all my purpose,’

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Philippians 3:13-14 ESV

Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

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