10 Inspirational Prayers for Entering the New Year

1 Chronicles 16:11-12
God of Faithfulness, Your word declares that I must look to You and Your strength; seek Your face always. I thank You for the wonders You have done, Your miracles and the judgments You have pronounced. I have not forgotten them. Just as You have been faithful to me in this past year (and since the beginning), I know that in this new year, You will remain faithful. Therefore, I do not have to worry about tomorrow, because my past has shown me that You are always faithful and are always working, Amen.

James 1:17
God of Love, every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from You, the Father of Heavenly Lights, who does not change like the shifting shadows. I thank You for this year because even as the world changes, society changes, even I change, I can rely on You because You do not change; You do not waiver. As as I prepare to enter a new year, I declare that You are and shall be my rock in this new year, I will rest upon You and I do so knowing that I will receive good and perfect gifts from You, Amen.

Isaiah 43:18-19
O Lord, right now I choose to forget the former things; I will not dwell on the past. I know that You are doing a new thing is this new year! Now, it springs up; I will perceive it. You are making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. I will expect the unexpected in this new season, because You make a way where there appears to be no way; You are a provider when there appears to be nothing to offer, Amen.

Proverbs 16:9
Holy God, in his heart a man plans his course, but You determine his steps. Father, determine my steps, especially as I prepare to enter a new year, I pray that the path that I take will be orchestrated and ordained by You. I pray that I do not walk in my own desires, instead I pray that the will that You have for me in heaven shall be aligned here on earth. I declare that I will walk according to Your thoughts and Your will in my life, Amen.

1 Peter 5:7
Eternal Saviour, I declare that I will cast my anxiety on You because You care for me. Father, society has a way of applying pressure to an individual, making them live in fear, anxiety and depression rather than Your divine will. I pray against anxiety, especially as this new year approaches, because I know that the plans that You have for me are great! I know that this new season will be a season of new blessings, new experiences and new growth, Amen.

Hebrews 13:6 & Romans 8:28
Great are You Lord! I say with confidence that You are my helper; I will not be afraid! What can mere mortals do to me? What can this new year do to me? All things work together for the good of those that love You, therefore, I know that this new year shall be full of things that are working to better me, they are working to shape me into the person that You have called me to be. When the journey gets tough, I pray that I remember this word, Amen.

Proverbs 13:16
Lord, as the new year approaches, I pray that You show me divine plans and direct me in the way that I should go in order to live the year that You want me to live. A wise man thinks ahead but a fool doesn’t, and even brags about it! I declare that I shall live like the wise man in this new year, but I pray that my pre-planning and thinking of the future is guided by and aligned to the thoughts You have towards me, Amen.

Psalm 20:4
Precious Father, I declare Your word over this new year: may You give me the desires of my heart and make all my plans succeed. I pray against a defeatist mentality, even in times of failure! I pray that I continue to walk in the victory guaranteed by You and I pray that I align my thoughts to Your thoughts so that the desires of my heart can be desires that You have for me also, Amen.

Philippians 4:11-12
Dear Lord, I do not speak from want, for the past year has taught me to be content in whatever circumstances I find myself in. I know how to survive with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need. I thank You for showing me the way, I declare that this new year will teach me more about You, I declare that I will grow in character, Amen.

Philippians 4:13
Mighty Warrior, blessed be Your Name! I praise You because I can do all things through You who strengthens me. How do I know this? You have allowed me to see a new year, You have kept me through the past year and have remained faithful. I choose to trust in You and in Your promises, I know that I will not fail. I will have multiple victories this year because I can do all things through You who strengthens me! Amen.

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Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Master's Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years.