Prayer in the New Year

Heavenly Father,

As we enter into this new year, we come before You with humble hearts, giving You all the glory, honor, and praise. We give You thanks for Your faithfulness in the past and we trust in Your goodness and mercy for the future.

We confess that we have not always been faithful to You and we ask for Your forgiveness. Help us to grow in our relationship with You and to become more like Jesus.

We ask that You would give us wisdom and guidance as we make plans for the coming year. Help us to set priorities that are in line with Your will for our lives.

We ask for Your protection and provision for our families, friends, and loved ones. We pray for peace and unity in our homes and communities.

We pray for Your Church and for the spread of the gospel. We ask that You would raise up leaders and workers to reach the lost and make disciples.

We pray for our leaders, giving them the wisdom and courage to make decisions that will benefit the common good.

We thank You for Your love and grace, and for the hope that we have in You. We trust in You, Lord, and we know that You are in control.

In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

Suggested Bible Readings

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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Psalm 118:24 ESV

This is the day that the Lord has made;
    let us rejoice and be glad in it.

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Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV

Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
    and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him,
    and he will make straight your paths.

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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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James 1:17 ESV

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.

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Psalm 145:13 ESV

Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
    and your dominion endures throughout all generations.

[The Lord is faithful in all his words
    and kind in all his works.]

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