Prayer for a Victorious New Year

L
ord Jesus, I come to you in this brand-new year with a
desire to move forward, not backward.
Last year is gone and with it all the foolish mistakes I made.
I’m eager to put the past behind and to press on toward the mark of knowing you,
loving you, serving you, and making Your name known in this coming year.

I need You, Lord.
Without You, I can’t meet the heavy demands of life or the unrelenting pressures
that I’ll face this coming year.

I am making a new commitment today not a New Year’s resolution
but a new desire to place You where You always belong, first place in my life.

Make the “I will’s” of Scripture become my affirmations:
“I will trust You; I will praise You; I will follow You.”
I will replace fear with faith, knowing You are always with me.
And with You on my side, it will be a victorious New Year.