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47 Powerful Family Prayers For The New Year 2024


This past year ran by us faster than John beating Peter in a foot race (John 20:3-10).

But as we welcome the new year, it’s important to take a moment and reflect on the blessings and challenges that our family members have faced together.

It’s been said that family is where life begins and love never ends.

Our families are the foundation of our lives, providing us with support, love, and laughter.

So as we enter the new year, let’s take a moment to pray for our families, their faith in God, and their well-being.

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47 Powerful Family Prayers For The New Year 2024

As you read through these prayers and Bible verses for your family you may either use them as they are or change them to meet the specific needs of your own loved ones.

May God answer my prayer in blessing your family with heaven’s greatest gifts this coming year.

My constant prayer is for God to shower you with blessings and guidance throughout the upcoming year.

May you see God’s hand as you fulfill one of your New Year’s resolutions in uniting your family in prayer this coming year.

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Prayer For Family Unity

1. Psalm 133:1 – “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!”

Dear Heavenly Father, bless our family with your holy spirit of unity. Help us to put aside our differences and come together in love and understanding. Guide us to work towards building a strong bond that will withstand any challenges that may come our way. Let your love be the foundation of our family, bringing us closer to each other and closer to you. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.

2. Ephesians 4:13 – “Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God.”

Dear God, we pray for our family to be united in faith, knowledge and love for you. Help us to grow together spiritually so that we may become a strong and unbreakable unit. Give us the wisdom and patience to support each other in our individual journeys of faith. Strengthen our bond through your grace and guide us on the path towards eternal unity with you. In the name of Jesus Christ, amen.

3. Romans 12:10 – “Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honor preferring one another.”

Dear Lord, help us to show genuine love and affection towards each other as a family. Teach us to prioritize and value one another, always seeking to uplift and support each other in all we do. Let our home be filled with kindness, compassion and understanding, reflecting your unconditional love for us. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.

new year prayers for family

4. 2 Corinthians 13:11 – “Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.”

Dear Father, bless us that we might be your hands in our family, striving towards perfection through your guidance and grace. May we find comfort in knowing that you are always with us, especially during challenging times. Help us to live in harmony and peace, seeking to understand each other’s perspectives and being quick to forgive. Thank you for being the ultimate source of love and peace in our lives. In Jesus’ name, we pray, amen.

5. Matthew 18:35 – “So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.”

Dear Lord, we ask for God’s blessings to be with us as we strive to forgive each other, just as you have forgiven us. Help us to let go of any grudges or bitterness towards one another and instead show compassion and understanding. May our actions reflect the forgiveness we have received from you, and may our family be a place of healing and reconciliation. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.

6. 1 Peter 3:8 – “Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be tenderhearted, be courteous.”

Father, we come to you in prayer and ask you to help us be an instrument of your peace in our family. May we be united in mind and heart, showing compassion towards one another as brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers in Christ. Help us to have tender hearts, always seeking to understand and uplift each other. And may we always treat each other with kindness and courtesy, reflecting your love and grace. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.

family prayers for forgiveness in new years

Family Prayer For Forgiveness

1. Psalm 130:4 – “But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared.”

Heavenly Father, as we are blessed with a fresh start every day through your forgiveness, we pray for the same grace to be present in our family. Help us to fear you and honor your commandment to forgive one another, just as you have forgiven us. May we always turn to you in times of tension or conflict, and find peace and reconciliation through your mercy. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.

family prayer of forgiveness this past year

2. Acts 5:31 – “Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Savior, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.”

O Lord will you help up feel God’s love as you guide us down the right path. May we always remember that Jesus is our Prince and Savior, who came to give us repentance and forgiveness of sins. Help us to humble ourselves before you and each other, recognizing our own shortcomings and extending grace to those who have wronged us. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.

3. 2 Corinthians 2:10 – “To whom ye forgive any thing, I forgive also: for if I forgave any thing, to whom I forgave it, for your sakes forgave I it in the person of Christ.”

O God, last year was full of ups and downs, but with the new year, may we all find it in our hearts to forgive one another. Help us to let go of any grudges or resentment towards each other, and remember that forgiveness is a gift from you through Jesus Christ. As we extend forgiveness to others, may we also receive your abundant grace and mercy in return. In the name of Jesus Christ, amen.

new years family prayers for gods blessings

4. Luke 17:4 – “And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him.”

May God’s blessings be upon us as we strive to forgive others just as he has forgiven us. Help us to have humble hearts, recognizing our own need for forgiveness and extending it freely to those who wrong us. May we remember Jesus’ words to forgive not just once or twice, but always. In Jesus’ name, we pray, amen.

5. 1 John 1:9 – “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

Father, the previous year led us to make mistakes, but we know that your mercy and grace are greater than our failures. Thank you for the promise in 1 John 1:9 that if we confess our sins, you are faithful and just to forgive us and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Help us to truly repent and turn away from our wrongdoings as we enter into a new day and a new year. In Jesus name we pray, amen.

new year prayer for family members

6. Mark 2:10 – “But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins.”

Father, we thank you for sending your son who has made possible the gift of eternal life and forgiveness of sins. May we never take this incredible gift for granted and may we always strive to live a life worthy of this forgiveness. In Jesus’ name, we pray, amen.

Prayer For Healing In Family Relationships

Prayer For Healing In Family Relationships

1. Matthew 8:7 – “And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him.”

Heavenly Father, our family went through some difficult times and our family unit has been affected. We ask for your healing touch upon our relationships, that we may be able to forgive and reconcile with one another. We pray that you will come and heal our family. In Jesus’ name, amen.

2. Luke 8:47 – “And when the woman saw that she was not hid, she came trembling, and falling down before him, she declared unto him before all the people for what cause she had touched him, and how she was healed immediately.”

Father, in our daily prayers alone and our family prayers together we ask you to grant our deepest desires to be healed. We believe in your miraculous healing power and we trust that you know what is best for us. Help us to have faith like the woman who was healed by simply touching Jesus’ garment. Thank you, Lord, for always being there for us. In Jesus’ name, amen.

3. Matthew 9:35 – “And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.”

We pray for God’s blessing anointing upon our family that we may be able to bring healing and unity to our relationships. We pray that we may learn from Jesus, who went about healing every sickness and disease among the people. Give us the strength and wisdom to love one another as you have loved us. In Jesus’ name, amen.

new year daily prayers

4. Mark 3:10 – “For he healed many.”

O God, we know life is full of inevitable disappointments and the evil intent of the enemy is to break us apart. But we hold on to your promise that you are able to heal many, and we trust that our family will be one of them. We pray for your healing hand to bless all of the members in our family with both physical and spiritual strength at the beginning of a new year. In Jesus’ name, amen.

5. Matthew 10:40 – “He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.”

O Lord, you have the words of truth and we provide our family with new opportunities to start with a clean slate. We pray that we may be able to receive one another, just as you have received us into your family through your loving sacrifice on the cross. Help us to see each other through your eyes and to love and accept each other unconditionally. In Jesus’ name, amen.

6. James 5:16 – “Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.”

Father, bless our family’s health as we keep God first in our lives. Help us to confess our faults to one another and pray for each other, that we may be healed. May our prayers be effectual and fervent as we seek your will for our family. Thank you for always being faithful, even when we stumble and fall. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Prayer For God's Guidance In The New Year

Prayer For God’s Guidance In The New Year

1. Romans 2:19 – “And art confident that thou thyself art a guide of the blind, a light of them which are in the darkness.”

Father we ask you to be our rear guard in the new year, guiding us through any dark and uncertain paths. Please strengthen our family bonds and help us to be a light to those who are lost and seeking truth. May our lives reflect your love and grace, drawing others closer to you. In Jesus’ name, amen.

2. Galatians 5:16 – “This I say then, Walk in the Spirit.”

Dear God, we ask for the blessing of physical safety in the new year, but more importantly, we ask for your guidance and protection as we walk in step with your Spirit. Help us to stay focused on you and not be distracted in the midst of our daily preoccupations. May our steps align with your will for our family, leading us towards a deeper relationship with you. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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3. 2 Timothy 3:16 – “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.”

Dear Lord, we thank you for the gift of life and the blessing of this regular family devotion time. We pray that as we open your Word in the new year, you will continue to speak to us through your Holy Spirit. May we be open to your correction and instruction this Christmas season and through the whole year. In Jesus’ name, amen.

4. Luke 1:79 – “To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.”

Merry Christmas Heavenly Father, we thank you for sending your Son to be the light of the world. As we celebrate his birth this season, may our hearts be filled with peace and may we share that peace with those around us who are struggling in darkness. Help us to also keep our eyes fixed on Jesus, following in his footsteps towards eternal life. In his name, amen.

new year prayer gods goodness

5. John 16:13 – “Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall be speak: and he will shew you things to come.”

Dear Lord, help us to always take notice of your goodness in the midst of life. Whether we experience good times or bad, we know that you are always with us and will continue to guide us through your Holy Spirit. May we be attentive to your voice and follow your leading in all areas of our lives. In Jesus’ name, amen.

6. Acts 8:37-38 – “And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God…and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him.”

Father as we gather together as a family this New Year’s Eve, we pray that our hearts will be united in belief and faith. We declare that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and we surrender our lives to him. Thank you for the gift of baptism, symbolizing our new life in Christ. May we continue to grow in our faith and share it with others who are seeking truth. In his name, amen.

New Year Prayers For Strength and Trust In God's Protection

New Year Prayers For Strength and Trust In God’s Protection

1. Luke 10:27 – “And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind, and thy neighbor as thyself.”

Dear Lord, our greatest gift and commandment is to love you with all our heart, soul, strength, and mind. Help us to do just that as we navigate the uncertainties of this new year. May we find strength in your love and trust in your plan for our lives. Guide us to show love to those around us, especially those who may be struggling or in need. In Jesus’ name

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2. Revelation 12:10 – “And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ.”

Father, as we sit at the feet of Jesus may the peace of God which surpasses all understanding guard our hearts and minds. Thank you for the strength that comes from salvation in Christ and the assurance of your kingdom and power. May we find refuge in your love and trust in your promises, knowing that nothing can separate us from your love. In his holy name, amen.

3. 2 Corinthians 1:9 – “We should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the dead.”

Dear God, who is the creator of all life, help us to put our trust not in ourselves but in you. In times of weakness and doubt may we remember that you are the one who raises the dead and brings life from death. Strengthen our faith and teach us to rely on your power rather than our own understanding. May this new year be a testament to your greatness and faithfulness. Amen.

new years family prayers for loved ones

4. Ephesians 3:16-17 – “That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man. That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love.”

Father, as we find ourselves spending time together and with our loved ones this holiday season, we ask that you strengthen us with your Spirit. May our inner beings be filled with your power and love, so that we may have the strength to love others as Christ loves us. Help us to be rooted and grounded in your love, so that we may radiate it to those around us. In the name of Jesus Christ, amen.

5. Acts 6:8 – “And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and miracles among the people.”

Dear God, you provided an easy way for us to accept Jesus Christ as our Savior. Our daily life should be a testament of his life and the most important things that he taught us. Help us to be like Stephen, full of faith and power, and do great wonders and miracles among the people. May we be bold in our faith and share your love with others through our words and actions. In Jesus’ name, amen.

new years daily prayers for family members

6. 2 Thessalonians 3:16 – “Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace always by all means. The Lord be with you all.”

Father we ask you to accept this New Year’s Day prayer from our family, united in hearts and spirit. We pray that you will continue to guide us and bless us with your peace. May your presence be felt by all those who need it today, and may your love bring comfort to those who are hurting. Thank you for the new hope and new beginnings that this day brings, and for always being with us. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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Happy New Year Prayer For Your Family’s New Beginnings

1. 2 Corinthians 5:17 – “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things become new.”

Father, we ask you as we pull of our stubborn self-made plans and allow you to take the lead in our lives. Help us to be renewed in Christ, leaving behind old habits and ways of thinking that do not align with your word. May we embrace God’s words and not put our trust in the work of our hands. In Jesus’ name, amen,

2. John 13:34 – “A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.”

Dear God, may this be the best year yet for our family as we make love our goal and priority. Help us to follow your commandment to love one another, just as you have loved us. May we show kindness, understanding, and forgiveness towards each other in all situations. In Jesus’ name, amen.

3. Acts 17:29 – “We are the offspring of God.”

Dear Lord, in good times and when we experience hard things, help us to remember that we are your children and that you love us. May this truth give us confidence in knowing that with you by our side, nothing can defeat us. We thank you for being our loving Father and for always being there for us. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Happy New Year Prayer For Your Family's New Beginnings

4. Matthew 11:28 – “Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”

Father, sometimes we experience the beautiful rays of unbroken sunshine, while other times we encounter heavy storms. In those moments of struggle and uncertainty, may we remember to turn to you and find rest in your arms. May we seek your peace and comfort, knowing that you are always with us. In Jesus’ name, amen.

5. Ephesians 4:24 – “And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.”

Dear Lord, as we embark on this new year, help us to leave behind our old ways and put on the new self that you have created in righteousness and true holiness. May we continually strive to become more like you, reflecting your love and light to those around us. Thank you for always guiding us towards a better version of ourselves. In Jesus’ name, amen.

6. Mark 10:21 – “Come, take up the cross, and follow me.”

Dear Father we pray for a great way to show our love for you and for the Lord Jesus Christ. May we be willing to take up our crosses and follow you, even when the path is difficult. Help us to remember that you have already carried the ultimate burden for us on the cross, and may we trust in your strength as we journey through life. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Prayers For Your Loved One's Good Health

Prayers For Your Loved One’s Good Health

1. 3 John 1:2 – “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.”

Dear Father, will you bless our family, the armed forces, our neighbors, and friends with good things this year? Help us to prosper in health and grow in all areas of our lives, as we continue to seek your will. Thank you for your constant love and care. In Jesus’ name, amen.

2. Matthew 9:12 – “But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.”

Father, we pray in Christ Jesus name that we might be examples of your good works to the world. We pray for your healing upon any of our loved ones who are sick or facing health challenges. May they feel your comforting presence and be strengthened by your grace. We trust in your perfect timing and plan, knowing that you can bring beauty from ashes. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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3. Acts 27:34 – “Wherefore I pray you to take some meat: for this is for your health: for there shall not a hair fall from the head of any of you.”

Dear Lord, we pray for our family’s health. Bless us with good food to eat and means to provide nourishment to our minds, body, and spirits in the best ways possible. Help us to remember that our bodies are your temples, and may we treat them with care and respect. Thank you for the gifts of food, shelter, and health that you provide each day. We trust in your provision and pray for those who do not have access to these basic necessities. In Jesus’ name, amen.

4. Isaiah 12:2 – “Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the Lord JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation.”

Dear Lord, our family thanks you for giving us the gift of your Son, so we may have eternal salvation. Help us trust in your plan for our family as we lean into you this year. In Jesus name, amen.

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5. Psalm 27:1 – “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?”

Father, we pray for a Happy New Year blessing to be upon our family. Will you help us to be better witnesses of your light and salvation? May we not be afraid of the future, but trust in your plans for our lives. Remind us that you are with us always and will give us strength and courage when we need it. Thank you for being our protector, provider, and guide. In Jesus’ name, amen.

6. Proverbs 3:5-6 – “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”

Lord, we pray for guidance in this new year. Help us to trust in you wholeheartedly and not rely on our own understanding. May we hold fast to the truest values and principles that you have set out for us. As we submit to your will, please lead us on straight paths and bless our efforts for your glory. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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Family Prayers For Financial Security

1. 1 Timothy 5:8 – “But if any provide not for his own, and especially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.”

Father, help us be great givers of our finances. May we manage our money wisely and provide for the needs of our family. We pray that you bless us with financial security so that we can also be a blessing to others in need. Thank you for always providing for us and teaching us the value of generosity. In Jesus’ name, amen.

2. Acts 3:6 – “Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.”

Lord, as the work of Christmas begins, we pray for your provision in our finances. We may not have much money, but we have a heart to give and serve others in need. Help us to see the opportunities around us where we can make a difference with what we have. Thank you for reminding us that true wealth comes from sharing our blessings with others. In Jesus’ name, amen.

new years family prayer to keep god first

3. Proverbs 31:27 – “She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.”

God bless our household, Lord. May we be good stewards of our time and resources, using them wisely for your glory. Help us to avoid idleness and laziness that can lead to financial struggles. Give us the discipline and motivation to work hard and provide for our family. Thank you for giving us the ability to work and earn a living. In Jesus’ name, amen.

4. 1 Peter 3:15 – “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:”

Dear God, help us spread joy and good wishes this Christmas season. As we celebrate your birth, may we also be a witness to others by living out our faith and showing kindness to those around us. Give us the words to share about the hope and joy that you bring into our lives, so that others may come to know you as well. Thank you for choosing us to be your ambassadors of love. In Jesus’ name, amen.

5. Matthew 11:28 – “Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.”

Dear Lord, during this busy holiday season, help us to find rest and peace in you. Remind us to turn to you when we feel overwhelmed or exhausted. Thank you for your promise of rest for our weary souls. Teach our family to follow your example of meekness and humility, so that we may learn from you and grow in our faith. In Jesus’ name, amen.

As we celebrate the birth of Jesus and reflect on these New Year prayers for our families, may we remember to keep God at the center of our holiday celebrations.

Let us strive to be good stewards of our time and resources, share the hope and joy of Christ with others, and find rest in Him amidst the chaos of this season.

We are praying for you and your family. May God’s New Year blessings be upon you and may His peace and love fill your hearts.

Happy New Year, friend.


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