What Is Your New Year Prayer?


New Year Prayer

A couple of weeks ago I shared with you a suggested New Year prayer. Some of you have commented in the past, but this is a new year, and I’d like to hear more from you and from others. What new things are you asking God to do through your life this year? What is your New Year prayer? What meaningful activities, attitudes, or actions do you want to include in your New Year? Help me write this blog. What Bible verse will you make your new prayer of action or attitude this year? 

For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? (Isaiah 43:19, NLT)


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What about you?  Please answer one or more of the questions above and leave your comments below.

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16 Responses to “What Is Your New Year Prayer?”

  1. Hannah on January 13th, 2014 9:21 am

    This new year, the Lord has put Psalm 90:12 heavily on my heart: “Teach us to number our days aright, that we might gain a heart of wisdom.”

    My prayer is that God will give me and my family wisdom on how to prioritize our time each day this year. I pray that He gives me wisdom to know how to pursue things that have an eternal significance, rather than wasting time on things that are not worthwhile (Facebook, worrying, endless cleaning).

    It’s much easier for me pursue the latter, unfortunately. However, by God’s grace and the reminder of this verse, I pray that He teaches me to number my days aright!

  2. Rebecca Barlow Jordan on January 13th, 2014 10:10 am

    A great prayer, Hannah. Thanks for your encouraging comments. I think we can all relate to the need for wisdom. It’s what I pray for daily!

  3. Mary T on January 14th, 2014 12:14 am

    Rebecca, my word for this year is HOPE! God also led me to Psalm 46:10 “Be still and know that I am God.” My prayer is…
    Dear Heavenly Father, I come to You with great HOPE and expectation that You will speak to my heart. I will be still and hear You. Knowing that You are my loving Father God, I will pour my heart out to You, I will praise You, O Lord, and thank You and worship my Creator for all that You are and for sending Your Beloved Son, my Lord Jesus Christ to save me! And I will listen in obedience as You call me to serve You! Send Your Holy Spirit Lord to strengthen me along my journey with You and to You! “May You, my God of Hope, fill me with all joy and peace as I trust in You, so that I may overflow with hope by the Power of the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 15:13) In Jesus’ Name. Amen

  4. Kris Brown on January 14th, 2014 7:17 am

    “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on Thee.

  5. Rebecca Barlow Jordan on January 14th, 2014 10:39 pm

    Great prayer. Thanks, Mary!

  6. Rebecca Barlow Jordan on January 14th, 2014 10:39 pm

    Love that Scripture too, Kris! Thanks for stopping by!

  7. Debbie Miller on January 16th, 2014 9:50 am

    My Bible verse for the new year is Romans 12:1-2
    “Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in vew of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God – this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – His good, pleasing, and perfect will.’
    My prayer is that I will allow God to transform me into His image. Help us all to realize that worship is not just on Sunday and Wednesday but we are to live a lifestyle of service worship.
    Have a blessed day!

  8. Rebecca Barlow Jordan on January 17th, 2014 6:51 pm

    Thanks, Debbie! Great verse and prayer.

  9. Betty monda on January 19th, 2017 11:38 am

    My word for this year is BETTER. I chose this word because in this New Year I want to be have a better relationship with my Savior, my husband, my child, my grandchild, my siblings, my friends, my church family. So I am asking God:
    Abba Father, you are the one who created me and I know that you have plans for my life. I am tired of sitting on the sidelines and I want to know you better. I am committing to readying & studying Your Word every day, no exceptions. I am committing to a time of prayer to pray for those who I know need a touch or word from you. To listen to what you are leading me to do in every area of my life. I know that it won’t be easy to do this, but Lord, with your help, I can do all things through You who gives me strength. Without You, I can do nothing but through You I can accomplish great things. Help me to be a better wife by being attentive to my husband’s needs. To be a better mother and grandmother by allowing my children to make their own mistakes (which is hard for me because I want to fix things right away) and to be there for them when they need me. To love them so unconditionally. to be a better sibling by calling and talking with them to let them know they are loved by You and by me. To be a better friend to those who around me who are hurting and need to feel that their lives matter. To help them when they need it. To be more active in my church and building the church for Your glory. Lord, just be my guide each and every day of my life. I love you and I will praise you always. In Your Son, Jesus’ powerful and mighty name I ask these things. Amen

  10. Tammy on January 19th, 2017 2:34 pm

    Dear Heavenly Father,
    My prayer for 2017 is at least 2 fold…. First to bring our 2 sons to Christ that they can experience the life you intended. And that you use me in some meaningful way once my surgeries are over since I will probably not go back to work…. Lord guide me in the way I need to go for your glory! In Jesus Name….Amen

  11. Rebecca Barlow Jordan on January 19th, 2017 3:07 pm

    Betty, thanks for sharing your word for this yea and for your powerful prayer!

  12. Rebecca Barlow Jordan on January 19th, 2017 3:08 pm

    Tammy, thanks for sharing your prayer for this year!! May God bring healing from your surgeries and continue to use you for His glory.

  13. Marissa on January 23rd, 2017 5:58 am

    I want to run the race with endurance keeping my eyes focused on Christ.”I want to speak up about my faith instead of being a mouse.

  14. Rebecca Barlow Jordan on January 23rd, 2017 4:38 pm

    Thanks for sharing, Marissa!

  15. Laurie burke on February 16th, 2017 10:52 am

    Am still just learning my personal scripture for the year but i enjoyed all the comments especially the one about the mouse! Great article..will join mine soon as the Lord tells me.?

  16. Rebecca Barlow Jordan on February 16th, 2017 11:50 am

    Thanks for stopping by, Laurie!

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