This article features New Year prayer and quotes.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord,
“plans to prosper you and not to harm you,
plans to give you hope and a future.”
“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.
See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?”
Please find on the audio player below a New Year prayer which I taped on New Year's Eve, 2020.
I started and help to run a Facebook group for prayer for people with chronic fatigue syndrome-ME.
This prayer was recorded for that group.
I include this as a New Year Prayer because it includes an image of joining in a circle with others.
I refer to a central high place – a place in which we are connected with Oneness, connected with God, and connected with all others.
You can listen and include anyone you choose in the circle of people you see in your mind.
My New Year prayer is that I and anyone else who chooses takes time this coming year to go deeper in our sense of connection with you. Guide us. AMEN
Katherine T Owen
This New year prayer is contributed by Sally-Anne
Lord, as we approach the start of the new year we may worry about what it might bring. Reassure us with your loving presence that whatever we might experience in the coming days, months and years will not be more than we can bear
and that you will always be with us when we pray.
We pray for our community:
those who have little energy,
those who are in despair,
and for their carers.
We pray for all especially if the New Year fills them with doubts and fears.
May they be aware of your presence holding them and encouraging them towards healing and wholeness. Amen
"This is the time in which a new year will soon be born from
the time of Christ.
I have perfect faith in you to do all that you would accomplish.
Nothing will be lacking, and you will make complete and not destroy.
Say, then, to your brother:
I give you to the Holy Spirit as part of myself.
I know that you will be released, unless I want to use you to imprison myself.
In the name of my freedom I choose your release, because I recognize that we will be released together.
So will the year begin in joy and freedom.
There is much to do, and we have been long delayed.
Accept the holy instant as this year is born, and take your place, so long left unfulfilled, in the Great Awakening.
Make this year different by making it all the same.
And let all your relationships be made holy for you.
This is our will.
(T-15.XI, A Course In Miracles New Year)
Here is an adapted version of the above, said from the perspective of 'I'.
Click for more information about the book A Course In Miracles
Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear.
Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?
Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.
Are you not much more valuable than they?
Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your
And why do you worry about clothes?
See how the flowers of the field grow.
They do not labour or spin.
Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.
If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you - you of little faith?
So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.
Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Matthew 6 25–34, Bible verse worry to trust
Job’s story of new hope and recovery from distress
‘You gave me life and showed me your unfailing love. My life was preserved by your care’ (Job 10:12 NLT).
we 'will surely forget our trouble, recalling it only as waters gone by’. Amen (Job 11:16)
‘The Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before’ (Job 42:10 KJV)
The words of the hymn, Morning has Broken, always put me in mind of a new start.
The words hold a place that we can experience every day as a new day, seeing the world through new eyes.
Blessings to you all for the New Year.
Click below for a list of prayers for different life situations, including other seasonal prayers.