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Start The Year With The Best Prayers For New Beginnings

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Thank the Lord, for He has given us another year! He has made all things new. 

The upcoming new year allows for new opportunities, fresh beginnings, and new challenges. And while the challenges we may face may cause us anguish, we must remember the Lord would not put challenges in our path if he did not believe we could overcome them.

With a new year comes new beginnings. A sense of being revitalized awaits us and fills our hearts as the clock nears midnight. The new year brings us many gifts, including a new chance to pray to God.

Whether it's your first time praying or you’ve been communicating with God through prayer for your whole life, the new year is always a good reason to talk to the Lord. We should give thanks to Him for what He has given us the previous year and what He has awaiting us in the future.

In this article, we will learn what the Bible tells us about new beginnings and look at prayers you can say to embrace the gift of a fresh start.

The gift of a new year

The end of the year creeps up on us quickly as we celebrate one holiday into another. Just as we end Thanksgiving Day, Christmas seems to already be here. Then we blink, and it's New Year's Day. 

Our new year's resolutions from last year of losing weight and being more thoughtful with money may have gone unaccomplished, but how about our resolutions based on faith? Have we made time to speak more with the Lord?

It's never too late to strengthen our relationship with God. As Christians, we embrace each and every day in the Lord's name. However, New Year's Day feels extra special. The new year is a gift, and it’s charged with an exciting and hopeful feeling of opportunity for us to accomplish our own goals.

Use this new year, God’s gift to you, to accomplish those things that make your soul flourish.

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Prayer for guidance in the new year

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A new year means new beginnings. With new beginnings come new challenges, new people, and new opportunities. These are gifts from God we should embrace. 

Sometimes the challenges we face do not feel like gifts. We do not always understand why certain events or people are put in our paths. However, we should not question God and His ways, for His reasons are His alone — and He is always watching out for us.

God has carved out a special and unique path for us all, and as His children, we put our faith in Him and His guidance.

Here is a prayer for guidance and blessings in the new year:

Dear Lord, please guide my family and me in the new year. Please bless us with good health.

Please let us forget the anger we had in the previous year and move forward with healed hearts into a new year filled with endless opportunities.

Let us keep God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit in our hearts daily as we enter this new year.

May God bless us as we embrace God's love. In Jesus' name, Amen.

Prayers for success and prosperity

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With the new year in our near future, we turn to what we want to tackle as we set resolutions and goals. Many of us want success and prosperity for ourselves and our loved ones. However, let us remember that success and prosperity do not always come in the form of monetary wealth.

Both success and prosperity can mean a wide array of things. We can pray for success in our relationships and jobs. We can pray for prosperity in friendships and in our faith. There are many things that can bring happiness into our lives, but let’s not confuse monetary happiness with spiritual fulfillment.

Here are some prayers for obtaining the success and prosperity many of us hope to achieve in the new year in a light you may not have viewed before.

Prosperity in work

Thank your O Lord for another year filled with new beginnings. Thank you for the gifts you bestowed upon my life during the previous year and for the opportunity to enter the next year in your presence. I pray to you for strength to stay on the path you have placed me on and to prosper in my new job.

Without your strength, I would not have been able to obtain this wonderful new opportunity. Thank you for walking beside me as I achieve each step in my career, getting closer and closer to my goals.

I feel God's blessings in my life each day, and I thank You for them. Please help me stay devoted to your word as new challenges arise in the new year.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Success in marriage and pregnancy

O God,

With a new year comes new opportunities. I give thanks to you, Lord, for giving me my soulmate. Thank you for blessing our marriage as well as the life that is currently growing inside of me as we expect our first child.

Please prepare us for the surprises that come with a new year. Please walk beside us in our times of need and give us the vision of knowing our hardships will not overtake us. With prayer and time, we can successfully overcome the challenges placed before us.

In His mighty name, Amen.

Let us also remember what the Bible says about success:

"I can do all this through him who gives me strength" (Philippians 4:13).

"Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart" (Psalm 37:4).

"Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans” (Proverbs 16:30).

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Moving on and letting go

Moving forward also means letting go of the past. Here is a prayer for moving on and letting go of those things that may risk holding you back in the new year.

I pray to you, Jesus, please hear me in my time of need. Help me move forward and let go of the anger I have from the past and embrace forgiveness. I pray to be able to see the positivity of the future. Please help me keep You, God, first and foremost in my heart and mind.

In the name of Jesus, Amen.

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Scriptures for the new year

Here are some Bible verses that can also bring you strength and direction as you enter a new year:

"But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint” (Isaiah 40:31).

"Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:13-14).

"You crown the year with your bounty, and your carts overflow with abundance” (Psalm 65:11).

"Look at the nations and watch — and be utterly amazed. For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told” (Habakkuk 1:5).

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Embrace change

The new year can be filled with unpredictability. Yet, in times of uncertainty, such as what awaits us in the coming year, we must take solace in our Heavenly Father. Jesus is our constant, even as the world changes around us. 

When such obstacles seem insurmountable, we know we can turn to Him for guidance and strength. God's presence is always in our lives.

Have a wonderful and happy new year filled with God's love.

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