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5 Simple Prayers for the New Year

A New Year often times signifies a fresh start. It is like you walking into a new space with great expectations, high hopes about how amazing that space will be when you get to fill it up with beautiful things. Spending time in prayer is a great way to start a new year. You get to fill up the year with God’s promises for your life and blessings from his word. Get started with these 5 Simple prayers for the New Year.

Start your Year Right with Gratitude and Prayer

  1. Take out time to reflect on the blessings and challenges of the past year.
  2. Express gratitude for lessons learned and growth experienced in your life.
  3. Seek God’s guidance for the new year.
  4. Pray for a renewed spirit and a hopeful disposition in the new year.
  5. Ask God for wisdom to make sound decisions in the new year.
  6. Ask for discernment to navigate challenges and uncertainties that will show up in the new year.
  7. Pray for a sense of purpose and fulfillment in the new year.
  8. Pray for God’s peace and tranquility amid life’s chaos in the new year.
  9. Pray for strength to face adversity and challenges.
  10. Trust in God’s promises and provision for the journey.

 5 Simple Prayers for the New Year

1. Prayer for a Fresh Start

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.Isaiah 43:18-19

Father, I thank you for a brand-new year and another opportunity to begin again. I ask for grace to take my eyes off the former things – unachieved goals, unmet expectations and recurring challenges.

Help me heavenly father to embrace the new and let go of the old in my life. I shed off every weight of pain, trauma, hurt and abuse in my life that has held me captive in the past year. Lord, I look to you and trust you for new beginnings. Father, open my eyes to see the new dreams, new possibilities and new opportunities you have for me this year. I thank you Lord for a fresh start and I declare that every single day in this year will be blessed, fruitful and productive. Amen!

2. Prayer for Renewal

And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.Ezekiel 36:26

Lord renew and restore me to a place of intimacy with you. In areas of my life, where I have fallen short, father I ask for forgiveness today. Where my heart has gone cold, breathe new life into my spirit and faith. Give me a heart that is responsive to your spirit and word. Take away the hardness in my heart and give me a new heart that seeks after you.

I let go of wrong thoughts/ mindsets and declare that my mind is daily renewed to conform to the image of Christ. Holy Spirit, fill my heart that I may become more like Jesus every single day. Father, create a clean heart in me and always renew a right spirit within me. Amen!

3. Prayer for Divine Guidance

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.Psalm 32:8

Dear father, I ask that you will always lead and guide me according to your divine will and purpose for my life. Lead me away from transgressors and from men who plot and scheme evil. Guide my feet to walk only in the pathway of your plan and purpose for my life.

I pray for open ears to hear your voice when you speak to me that I may never miss my way and calling in life. I pray for open eyes to see where you are leading me in my journey that I may not fall prey to the schemes of the wicked one. Holy Spirit, open up my spirit to be sensitive to your word and counsel as it comes. Teach me how to distinguish between good and not-so-good opportunities when they show up. Help me Lord to always trust your guidance and not be easily swayed by popular opinion. Amen!

4. Prayer for Wisdom and Discernment

Do not forsake her, and she will keep you; love her, and she will guard you. The beginning of wisdom is this: get wisdom and whatever you get, get insight. – Proverbs 4:6-7

Lord, today I ask that you pour out your wisdom afresh on me today. I want to know your wisdom. I will choose your wisdom above everything else because your word says wisdom is the principal thing. Fill me afresh with the spirit of wisdom and open my understanding to always discern between right and wrong. Lord help me to be quick to discern between your will and my human desires.

I pray today for a fresh outpouring of heavenly wisdom so that I will always make wise decisions that are in alignment with your will and purpose for me. Lord, help me to grow in wisdom as I increase in my knowledge and fear of you. Let my life be a true reflection of godly wisdom. Amen!

simple prayers for the new year

5. Prayer for Faith to Stand and Overcome

For everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith – 1 John 5:4

Father, I thank you for the gift of salvation and the gift of faith. I pray that my faith in God will not waver when trials and challenges come. Help me to remain steadfast in your word and in faith in your unfailing love and kindness to me.

You are the same God who has carried me through the uncertainty of deep waters in time past and you will do it again and again. I refuse to cower in fear when the enemy rears its ugly head. I receive grace and strength to stand firm and fight my battles in the Lord’s name and strength. I am fully clothed in the armor of God and hold firmly the sword of the spirit which is the word of God. The greater one lives inside me and will help me overcome all my battles at all times. Alleluia!

Remember that God is with you as you walk through this year. And he is able to do exceedingly abundantly far above what you can ever imagine or think for yourself . You are not alone – God is in you and with you to make this year a fulfilling and blessed one for you and your loved ones.

For other great verses for the New Year, check out Bible Verses for the New Year

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  1. Great advice! Thanks for sharing these prayers!

  2. I love these beautiful prayers! Great advice for starting anew this year, and giving it all to the Lord 💞

  3. Great prayers! Thanks for sharing these! ☺️

  4. These prayers are vital, especially during those times when we are struggling to pray and need some encouragement. Thanks for sharing.

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