As we wrap up this past year and welcome the next one, now is a great time to pray and reflect on all we have gone through and learned. Leave the hurts and regrets at Jesus’s feet. Embrace his forgiveness and grace as you prayerfully commit your next year to God.
Here are 12 prayers to ring in the New Year.
A Prayer for processing and healing pains of the past year
"No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead."
- Philippians 3:13 NLT
A Prayer for putting God first in the new year
"Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need."
- Matthew 6:33 NLT
Prayer of renewal for the new year
"I will never forget your commandments, for by them you give me life."
- Psalm 119:93 NLT
Prayer for strength in the new year
"For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength."
- Philippians 4:13 NLT
Prayer of blessings for the new year (family & friends)
"Anyone who does God's will is my brother and sister and mother."
- Mark 3:35 NLT
Prayer for wisdom in the new year
"Getting wisdom is the wisest thing you can do! And whatever else you do, develop good judgment."
- Proverbs 4:7 NLT
Prayer of expectation in the new year
"For I fully expect and hope that I will never be ashamed, but that I will continue to be bold for Christ, as I have been in the past. And I trust that my life will bring honor to Christ, whether I live or die."
- Philippians 1:20 NLT
Prayer for peace in the new year
"You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!"
- Isaiah 26:3 NLT
Prayer for being led by the spirit in the new year
"For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God."
- Romans 8:14 NLT
Prayer to reject apathy in the new year
“Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically.”
- Romans 12:11 NLT
Prayer for vision for the new year
"This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!"
- 2 Corinthians 5:17 NLT
Prayer to fulfill my calling for the new year
"You didn't choose me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask for, using my name."
- John 15:16 NLT