Dear Heavenly Father, I thank you for this New Year and for your great Mercy which is always ready to give me a fresh start. Lord, you make all things new and I ask you for your healing presence in my life in this coming year! I'm so happy to have the chance to start again. Thank you for carrying me through this past year and for always being by my side. I look forward to all the wonderful things you have in store for me.
I know your Mercy is so great that every day is a chance to start fresh. You are always ready, willing, and able to forgive us our sins and bring us into a new life. I ask for this new life now.
I ask to be made a new creation in your Son, Jesus Christ. I want to become the person you created me to be! I will need your help. Please make ways for me where there are no ways. Please build bridges and remove obstacles, and make my path straight. Give me strength and peace as I journey on with you toward a bright future.
I ask for the grace to let go and put the past back where it belongs. I pray for the grace not to carry the old baggage into the new year, and to place my future into your care. I pray for you to pour out your healing love in every area of my life. I ask for your help to truly live my life, in You, with You, through You and for You.
Help me to move forward in your Love for me. Please help me to respond to the action of your Holy Spirit within me. Help me to come to know you in a deeper and more meaningful way, and to Trust you again with my whole heart. Help me to make a serious commitment to you my God and to put you first in my life, to make you the center of my life, to make you "my all".
Finally, Thank you for sending your Son into the world and into our hearts. Thank you for your unfailing love. I know that you are Good, and Loving, and that you are always with me. I ask for your blessing on this New Year. Please bless and protect my family and everyone near and dear to me. Please guide us all into the Light of your Truth, and help us to walk day by day, step by step, in Your direction.
May the Peace of Christ remain with us all year long, and may we grow in love and faith in a New Way, starting Today. In Jesus' beautiful name. Amen.
Happy New Year!
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