By Melissa Henderson, Crosswalk.com
Prayers for new beginnings in life can remind us of the love, mercy, and forgiveness of God. Whether we have fallen to our knees in desperation, with tear-stained faces, and are asking Him for forgiveness and another opportunity to make the right choices or we are praying for guidance in life, God is listening. He hears every prayer. We can go to Him at any time of the day or night. Sharing our heartfelt prayers is one way to draw closer to God. His mercies are new every day. In Scripture, God shares how His love is never failing. When we stray, He will search for us. (Luke 15:4) What comfort to know we are never left alone. He is with us always. God gives us the ability to have new beginnings in each moment. Hope is found in Him. Find comfort in these prayers for new beginnings in life.
What Does the Bible Say about New Beginnings?
Scripture tells us that new beginnings are possible, with God’s help (2 Corinthians 5:17). When we give our lives to Christ, the old is gone and a new creation is formed. A new path is available for us. We do not have to rely on our human ability (Zephaniah 3:17). Trust and hope is found in Him. We will have failures and not always make the best decisions, yet with God, a new life will begin. Each time we fail, there is hope and comfort found in going to God and praying for a new beginning.
Why Are New Beginnings Important for Christians?
New beginnings are important for Christians because with each new beginning we are reminded of God’s grace, mercy, and forgiveness. Through His love, we are not lost and forsaken when we fail. In every moment, we are given the opportunity of beginning again. When we ask God for help and for His forgiveness, we can begin again with a fresh outlook, relying on Him and not on self (Isaiah 40: 31).
Prayer for a New Start
Father, thank You for the opportunity to have a new start. Too many times, I have strayed from my relationship with You. In times of distress and worry, I chose to try and handle things on my own. Moments of frustration, anger, and sadness have flooded my body. In those conflicting times, I chose to stay away from You. I neglected to seek Your help. Father, forgive me. You are the way, the truth, and the light. I ask You once again to guide me on the path to a new start in life. Please cover me with Your love, protection, and mercy. Please allow me to show Your love to others as I begin a new day. Thank You, Father, for Your love and forgiveness. Thank You for searching and finding me again. (Deuteronomy 31:8) Thank You for never leaving me alone. In Your Name, Amen.
Prayer for New Life in Christ
Dear Lord, I am a new person today and that is because of You.
Father, you have shown me that my old life is gone and my new life is found with You. I am thankful not to dwell on my past mistakes and relive those awful times. I am thankful to follow You and the path You have created for me. My soul thirsts for You and now, with my new life, I am filled with Your Holy Presence. (Ezekiel 36:26) Thank You, God. I pray I will share the good news of a new life in Christ with everyone. Thank You, Father, for the people you have placed in my life that never gave up on me. Thank You, Father, for family, friends, and strangers who showed me Your love through their words and actions. I pray I will be more like those mentors You have provided. Allow me to shine the light of Christ so others will draw closer to You. In Your Name, Amen.
Prayer for a New Life Journey
Heavenly Father, I’m preparing to start a new journey in life. Feelings of fear and the unknown have caused me to doubt this path. I ask myself if this is what You want for me. Am I listening to You or am I making this decision out of selfish reasons? Am I saying “yes” to this new journey just to please others? Or am I listening to Your will for my life? Father, guide me. Give me wisdom, discernment, and revelation in this new day. I pray for You to give me the words and actions to help others draw closer to You. Please make this new life journey to help me have a closer relationship with You. Help me to put You first, not myself. (Galatians 6:14) In each moment, remind me of Your Holy Presence and love. Remind me that You are in control, not me. Thank You, God. Amen.
Prayer for Endings and New Beginnings
(Psalm 33:18-22) Lord, I’m on my knees again. Lord, I need You. A new year has dawned, and I want to be filled with the hope only You can provide. Last year was consumed with stress, worry, and fear. Even as I went to You in daily prayer, my thoughts would often lead to begging You to fix everything in the way I wanted. I prayed for the health and happiness of family, friends, and strangers. I know You are in control of the world and I need only to trust in You. In the past, I have considered the first day of the year to be a time for renewal, only to fall short of my goals within hours. Father, today, I am asking for Your help. I ask for You to help me put the past behind me and to move forward seeking to share Your love with others. I pray that in these coming days there will be new beginnings for everyone. I pray we all will seek a closer walk with You. In Your Holy Name, Amen.
Prayer for Thanking God for New Beginnings
Father, thank You. Thank You for the new beginnings You provide in every moment. My body is filled with praise and thanksgiving for the love, mercy, grace, and forgiveness You give. Even when I fail, You are there waiting to pick me up and guide me back on the path You have ready for me. You have placed wonderful people in my life to help me follow You. Thank You for those special people. I will praise You in the storms and I will praise You in the joys. (Philippians 4:4) Thank You, God, for new beginnings. Amen.
Sharing conversation with God through our heartfelt prayers can bring comfort and peace. Our prayers may be filled with thanksgiving and praise or our prayers may be filled with pleas for help with finances, health, and happiness, etc. When we face challenges, uncertainties, and new beginnings, going to God in prayer can fill us with His hope, grace, and love. Relying on God brings us to a stronger relationship with Him. Through our words and actions, others will see the love of Christ. Then, the special, never-ending love of Christ will be shared around the world. A new beginning awaits us each day. Go to God and pray. Thank Him for the bountiful blessings he gives, for the love He bestows on us in every moment and for the forgiveness He offers. Thank Him for new beginnings and the close relationship we can have with Him (John 3:16).
Award-winning author Melissa Henderson writes inspirational messages sometimes laced with a bit of humor. With stories in books, magazines, devotionals, and more, Melissa hopes to encourage readers. Melissa is the author of Licky the Lizard and Grumpy the Gator. Her passions are helping in the community and church. Melissa is an Elder, Deacon, and Stephen Minister. Follow Melissa on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and at http://www.melissaghenderson.
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