Prayer For New Year Blessing

Dear Heavenly Father,

You make all things new, and I thank you for that. I humbly come before you to ask for new opportunities. I ask that you pour an abundance of new opportunities on me, whether it be opportunities for time with family, job prospects, new clients, or business ventures.

Please prepare my heart, my mind, and my attitude for the new opportunities you have in store for me, Lord. Grant me discerning eyes, wisdom, and knowledge to identify the opportunities you place before me. Help me avoid the world blinding me from the blessings and opportunities you would have for me.

I ask these things in Jesus' name. Amen.

Dear God,

I pray for a renewing of our minds, bodies, and spirits. I pray that you pour your abundance out upon each of us. I pray for an abundance of mercy, an abundance of grace, and an abundance of forgiveness.

I pray your blessings over each and every person here, and those who couldn't be here with us. In your Word, it says, you do not have because you do not ask God. It also says, When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives. Lord God, I ask that you help us with our motives, and with corrected motives, I ask that you pour your blessings upon us.

You know our hearts' desires, and I pray that you bless us with them in such a way that they do not burden us or our relationship with you, God. You know what is best, all we can do is ask, and hope that our hearts are correct and proper. If they are not Lord, then please help us. Whatever the blessings we desire to be, I pray they carry forward, healthily, into the coming year. Thank you for this past year.

We ask these things in your name. Amen.

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace:
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy.
O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console,
to be understood as to understand,
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
R/. Amen.

Remember us, O God;
from age to age be our comforter.
You have given us the wonder of time,
blessings in days and nights, seasons and years.
Bless your children at the turning of the year
and fill the months ahead with the bright hope
that is ours in the coming of Christ.
You are our God, living and reigning, forever and ever.
R/. Amen.

Dear Lord, please give me...
A few friends who understand me and remain my friends;Happy New Year with Clock
A work to do which has real value, without which the world would be the poorer;
A mind unafraid to travel, even though the trail be not blazed;
An understanding heart;
A sense of humor;
Time for quiet, silent meditation;
A feeling of the presence of God;
The patience to wait for the coming of these things,
With the wisdom to recognize them when they come.

Dear Lord, as we rise to meet each new day, please let us be filled with Your spirit. Wherever we go, let us spread love, joy, peace, goodness, and faithfulness. Let us desire to become more like you and to worship you in all we do. Help us desire these things so much more than the sin that entices us. Thank you for always going before us. In Jesus' Name, Amen. - Dr. Charles Stanley

Lord, may nothing separate me from You today. Teach me how to choose only Your way today so each step will lead me closer to You. Help me walk by the Word and not my feelings. Help me to keep my heart pure and undivided. Protect me from my own careless thoughts, words, and actions. And keep me from being distracted by MY wants, MY desires, MY thoughts on how things should be. Help me to embrace what comes my way as an opportunity... rather than a personal inconvenience. And finally, help me to rest in the truth of Psalm 86:13, 'Great is your love toward me.' You already see the ways I will fall short and mess up. But right now, I consciously tuck Your whisper of absolute love for me into the deepest part of my heart. I recognize Your love for me is not based on my performance. You love me warts and all. That's amazing. But what's most amazing is that the Savior of the world would desire a few minutes with me this morning. Lord, help me to forever remember what a gift it is to sit with You like this. Amen.

God bless you in rising,
through dawn chorus
and cheerfulness.
God bless you in working,
through honest toil
and service.
God bless you in sharing,
through spoken word
and embracing.
God bless you in resting,
through peaceful sleep
and protection.