You might feel a lot of pressure to make New Year’s resolutions and start the year off “right”. But what if I told you that there is a better way to set yourself up for success in the new year? Instead of focusing on resolutions, try focusing on blessings and prayers.
Blessings and prayers are a great way to start the new year because they shift your focus from what you want to achieve, to being grateful for what you already have.
I made this one change this past year and started recognizing the Lord’s hand in all things. I began thanking Him for my blessings and asking for guidance and strength through prayer. And let me tell you, it has made all the difference.
Not only did I feel more connected to God, but I also felt a sense of peace and clarity in my life.
And I want the same for you! So, here are some New Year’s blessings and prayers that you can use to kick off your year with the Lord.
- Prayer For A Heart of Wisdom
- Prayer For A Start of A New Year
- Prayer For A Year of Blessings
- Prayer For A Year of Growth
- Prayer For A Year of Joy
- Prayer For A Year of Love
- Prayer For A Peaceful New Year
- New Year Prayer For A Close Friend
- Prayer For A Stronger Family Bond This Year
- Prayer For A Healthy And Prosperous New Year
- Prayer For The Armed Forces
- Prayers To Say On New Year’s Day
- Prayer For Good Health In The New Year
- Prayer To Thrive During Difficult Times
- Prayer For A Clean Slate With The Lord
- Prayer For A Thankful Heart
- Prayers You Can Send Via Text Message
- Entering the New Year: A Poem
- Bible Verses To Inspire Your New Year’s Resolution
- New Year’s Prayer By Rev. Sheremetta
Embrace These 40 Best New Year Blessings & Prayers
You can read them over your family, friends, or even yourself. These blessings and prayers are meant to be shared with those you love and care about.
Prayer For A Heart of Wisdom
Dear Lord, as I enter into this new year, I pray for a heart of wisdom. Help me to make wise decisions and seek your guidance in all areas of my life. Give me discernment to recognize the paths you have set before me and the courage to follow them. Guide me with your unfailing love and lead me towards your perfect will. In the name of Jesus Christ, amen.
Dear Father in Heaven, at the new start of this year, I ask for your blessings to be poured out upon me. Give me and my family members strength and courage to face any challenges that may come my way. Help me to trust in your plan and have faith in you at all times. May your peace and joy fill my heart as I follow your will for my life. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Prayer For A Start of A New Year
Dear Father, may thy holy spirit guide me and bless me in this new year. May it be a year of growth, love, and abundance. Help me to let go of any negativity or pain from the past and embrace the opportunities that lie ahead. Give me the strength to overcome any obstacles and the wisdom to make the best decisions for my life. Thank you for your unwavering love and grace, in Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
Dear Heavenly Father, as we take down the Christmas tree and think about our hopeful wishes for next year, we pray for your guidance and strength. Help us to start this new year with a heart full of gratitude and hope for what’s to come. May you bless our relationships, careers, health, and every aspect of our lives. Thank you for all the blessings you have given us so far and those yet to come. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Prayer For A Year of Blessings
Heavenly Father, as the new year begins, I ask for your blessings to be showered upon me. May this be a year filled with your goodness and grace. Help me to stay focused on you and trust in your plans for my life. Give me the strength to face new beginnings and the courage to step out of my comfort zone. May your light shine upon me and guide me towards greater blessings, in Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
O Lord, as I say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new, I pray for your guidance and protection. Help me to let go of my fears, doubts, and worries and trust in your unwavering love. May this be a year of growth and transformation as I seek to fulfill your purpose for my life. I know you’re not a God of our own understanding because your thoughts are not my thoughts, and your ways are not my ways. But I trust in your perfect plan for me and I pray that you give me the wisdom to discern your will. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Prayer For A Year of Growth
Dear Lord, as this new year unfolds, I pray for a heart that is open and ready to learn and grow. Help me embrace new challenges and new opportunities. Let your light shine upon me and guide me toward personal growth in all areas of my life. May your will be done as I surrender myself to you, in Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
Lord God, make me a new creation in this new year. Help me to leave behind the things that hold me back and instead, embrace your plans for my life. I pray for a year of spiritual growth and maturity, deepening my relationship with you and others around me. Give me the boldness to step out in faith and trust in your strength and provision. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Prayer For A Year of Joy
Heavenly Father, may this new year be filled with joy and happiness for me and my loved ones. Help us to find joy in God’s word and be found in constant prayer with you. May your peace and presence fill our hearts, even as we travel through our trials. Thank you for the gift of joy that only comes from you, in Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
Father, the easy way out for me is to hide in my comfort zone, but I know you call us to a life of boldness and adventure. As this new year begins, I pray for courage and excitement to take on the challenges that come my way. Help me to see each obstacle as an opportunity for growth and trust in your guidance along the way. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Prayer For A Year of Love
Dear Heavenly Father, as we enter this new year, I pray for a heart full of love for others. Help me to show others the right path and be a reflection of your love in this world. May my actions and words be filled with love, kindness, and compassion towards all. Thank you for the greatest example of love, through Jesus Christ, in whose name I pray. Amen.
Father in Heaven, as so many offer up their Happy New Year prayers, I humbly ask for you to bless your followers with guidance and wisdom in this upcoming year. Help me to seek first your kingdom and righteousness and trust that all things will fall into place. May my focus be on serving others and making a positive impact in this world. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Prayer For A Peaceful New Year
O God, thank you for the gift of a new year. Thank you for your great love and for the gift of eternal life, which you give to the faithful. Please guide me through this year and fill my heart with your peace that surpasses all understanding. Help me to trust in you and lean on your strength in times of trouble. May this year be a peaceful one, filled with hope and faith, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, amen.
New Year Prayer For A Close Friend
Dear Father, life is full of inevitable disappointments and struggles, but I am grateful for the friendship you have blessed me with. As this new year begins, I pray that my friend will be surrounded by the right spirit of your love and encouragement. Help them to find strength in you and guide them on their journey towards personal growth and success. May our friendship continue to thrive in the coming year, through your grace and mercy, in Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
Dear Lord, thank you for the beginning of this new year and for the opportunity it brings to start afresh. I pray that you will bless my friend with wisdom and courage to face any challenges that come their way. May they find a fresh start this year and will you please help console their soul from the difficult year that has passed? May they remember the most important things in life are the relationship we have with you and our faith in you. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Prayer For A Stronger Family Bond This Year
Loving Father, thank you for the greatest gifts in life – family and friends. As we embark on a new year, I pray for our family to grow closer together and strengthen the bond between us. Help us to support and encourage one another, even through disagreements and challenges. May we always find ourselves at the feet of Jesus, seeking guidance and wisdom for our family. Protect us from any harm or evil that may try to tear our family apart, and instead fill our home with love, joy, and peace. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Prayer For A Healthy And Prosperous New Year
Almighty God, thank you for being the creator of all life. For allowing us to have a clean heart and a clean hand to strengthen our faith. As we enter into this new year, I pray that you will guide us towards living a healthy lifestyle, both physically and mentally. Help us to make wise decisions for our bodies and nourish our souls with your word. And as we strive for prosperity in the coming year, let it be aligned with your will for our lives. May we always seek your guidance and trust in your plans for our future. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Prayer For The Armed Forces
Gracious God, thank you for being our ever-present help in times of trouble. As we enter into a new year, I pray that you will lift any fears or anxieties that may be weighing on the hearts of our brave men and women in the armed forces. Surround them with your protection and give them the strength to face any challenges that may come their way. Bless their families and loved ones who support them from home, and bring peace to those who are serving in dangerous areas. We are grateful for their sacrifice and ask you to watch over them always. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Prayers To Say On New Year’s Day
Heavenly Father, thank you for the beautiful start of the new year. I am weak Lord, and I can’t make it without you. Help me to start this year with a renewed mind, spirit, and body. Guide me towards living a life that is pleasing to you and let your light shine through me in all that I do. May this be the year of growth, blessings, and miracles for my family and friends. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Dear Lord, the previous year was one where you called me out in the midst of our daily preoccupations to draw me closer to you. I pray that this year will be no different, but even more so. Help me to walk in your ways and trust in your timing for my life. I surrender all my plans and desires to you, knowing that your plan is always greater than mine. Thank you for never giving up on me and always being with me every step of the way. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Prayer For Good Health In The New Year
Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for your constant love and care over my life. As we enter into the new year, I pray for good health for myself and my loved ones. We know we can’t turn back the book of time, but I pray you’ll help me this upcoming year have stronger faith and find new ways to grow in your love. Please bless us with strength, resilience, and the ability to care for our bodies as we serve you each day. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Dear Father, help me with the resiliency in my health journey this new year. Help me to make the necessary changes in my lifestyle, whether it’s eating healthier or getting more exercise, so I can take better care of myself. Give me the strength and motivation to keep going when things get tough. Thank you for being a God who loves and cares for every aspect of our lives. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Prayer To Thrive During Difficult Times
Dear Lord, in the coming days and months, I know there will be challenges and difficult times ahead. But I pray that you will help me to face them with faith, strength, and courage. Help me always remember you’re still in control and working all things for my good. Help me to trust in your plan for my life and find joy in every circumstance. Thank you for Christ Jesus who died for my sins and offers me hope and peace. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Dear God, I know that this new year may bring unexpected challenges and trials. But I pray that you will help me to not only survive but thrive during these difficult times. Give me the wisdom, patience, and strength to overcome any obstacles that come my way. Help me to grow in my faith and trust in you more each day. Thank you for being my rock and my refuge in times of trouble. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Prayer For A Clean Slate With The Lord
Dear Father, it’s with a heavy heart that I sinned against you and heaven last year. I’m grateful for the good news of the gospel and that your mercies are new every morning. Thank you for offering me forgiveness through Jesus Christ. Please forgive me for all my wrongdoings and shortcomings. Help me to repent, turn away from sin, and walk in righteousness with your guidance this new year. Thank you for your endless grace and love. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Prayer For A Thankful Heart
Dear Lord, thank you for the great hope and salvation we have in Jesus Christ. Thank you for your steadfast love and faithfulness that never fails. As I enter this new year, help me to cultivate a heart of gratitude and joy. Help me to see the blessings in every situation, even amidst trials and challenges. May I always remember to give thanks to you for all that you have done, are doing, and will do in my life. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Heavenly Father, I know that this new year may bring unexpected changes and uncertainties. But I trust in your sovereignty and know that you are always with me. Give me the courage to face whatever comes my way and the strength to endure through it all. Help me to be of good cheer and spread the good works of Jesus Christ to those around me. Thank you for being my constant source of hope and peace. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Prayers You Can Send Via Text Message
“In the midst of life’s temptations and the pull of our stubborn self-will, help us not to lose our way but to have the courage to do what is right in Your sight, regardless of the cost.” – Billy Graham
Dear God, bless my family member with your goodness today. May they feel your love and protection in their life. Watch over them, guide them, and bring them closer to you each day. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Heavenly Father, I lift up my friend who is going through a difficult time right now. Bless her New Year’s Eve will be full of light and your hand in the most loving ways. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Father, thank you for my loved ones and our chance to send text messages to each other. The good things in life are even better when shared with others. May we continue to strengthen and encourage each other in our faith and journey with you. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Dear God, this is going to be the best year because we have your love, protection, and guidance. May we never take this for granted and always trust in your plan for our life. Thank you for being my Rock and my Fortress. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Entering the New Year: A Poem
God of all time,
help us enter the New Year quietly,
thoughtful of who we are to ourselves and to others,
mindful that our steps make an impact
and our words carry power.
May we walk gently.
May we speak only after we have listened well.
Creator of all life,
help us enter the New Year reverently,
aware that you have endowed
every creature and plant, every person and habitat
with beauty and purpose.
May we regard the world with tenderness.
May we honor rather than destroy.
Lover of all souls,
help us enter the New Year joyfully,
willing to laugh and dance and dream,
remembering our many gifts with thanks
and looking forward to blessings yet to come.
May we welcome your lavish love.
May we cast off the small, vindictive god our fears have made.
May the grace and peace of Christ bless us now and in the days ahead.
– Vinita Hampton Wright
Bible Verses To Inspire Your New Year’s Resolution
“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” – Psalm 46:1
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.” – Proverbs 3:5
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” – Jeremiah 29:11
“But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” – Isaiah 40:31
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:6-7
“As for me, I will always have hope; I will praise you more and more.” – Psalm 71:14
New Year’s Prayer By Rev. Sheremetta
As the dawn breaks on a new year, let us give thanks for all we hold dear: our health, our family and our friends.
Let us release our grudges, our anger and our pains, for these are nothing but binding chains. Let us live each day in the most loving ways, the God-conscious way. Let us serve all who are in need, regardless of race, color or creed.
Let us keep God of our own understanding in our hearts and to chant God’s name each day. Let us lead the world from darkness to light, from falsehood to truth and from wrong to right.
Let us remember that we are all one, embracing all, discriminating against none.
May your year be filled with peace, prosperity and love. May God’s blessings shower upon you and bestow upon each of you a bright, healthy and peaceful new year.
– Rev. Marcy Sheremetta
My dear friend, I pray for all your Happy New Year wishes to come true as you pray over yourself and your loved ones.
As we embark on this new journey, may we hold onto our faith and trust in Him who holds our future. I urge you to take some time for yourself and reflect on the past year, make peace with any setbacks or disappointments, and use them as stepping stones for growth in the upcoming year.
God is in the details of our lives. And as we look forward to new beginnings and opportunities, let us also reflect on the blessings of the past year that have made us who we are today.
Now it’s your turn! Share your thoughts and prayers in the comments section below so we can all embark on this journey together. Happy New Year!
Micah Klug is a wife, homeschooling mother to five children, and author. She teaches time-tested solutions to help parents remember what matters most in life, including strengthening their home, faith, and family relationships. To learn how a child who grew up in an authoritarian home is now creating an environment of peace and joy in her own home visit this page. If you want to contact Micah, send her an email here or email [email protected].