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After the busyness of the holidays, most of us are ready for a fresh start. We might have thoughts of getting organized, improving our health, or developing a financial plan. The most significant step you can take, however, is to spend more (or more quality time) with God by getting into the Word, worshiping, and praying. Prayers for a fresh start and new beginning can establish your day and strengthen you as you live out your faith

Starting your day this way is practicing Matthew 6:33, “… seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” Starting your day focused on God releases the worries of the day and allows Him to establish your steps.

  • “You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.”–Isaiah 26:3
  • “A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.”–Proverbs 16:9

The New Year can be an exciting time, but it can also bring challenges. You have goals and want to start the new year with a fresh perspective. Prayers for a fresh start and new beginning allow you to settle your mind as you get into the Word and worship. 

Challenge yourself to start your day with prayers for a fresh start and new beginning, and see how God moves in the coming months!

Bible Verses about Fresh Starts and New Beginnings

  • Isaiah 43:18-19

“Do not remember the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it? I’ll even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.”

  • Isaiah 65:17

“For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth; and the former shall not be remembered or come to mind.” 

  • 2 Peter 3:13

“Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.”

  • Lamentations 3:22-24

“Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. ‘The Lord is my portion,’ says my soul, ‘therefore I hope in Him!’”

  • Ezekiel 36:26

“I will give you a new heart and a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.”

  • 2 Corinthians 5:17

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”

  • Ephesians 4:22-24

“… that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.”

  • Galatians 2:20

“I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.”

  • Colossians 3:9-10

“Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds, and have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him….”

  • Revelation 21:4-5

“’And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.’ Then He who sat on the throne said, ‘Behold, I make all things new.’ And He said to me, ‘Write, for these words are true and faithful.’”

  • Psalm 118:24

“This is the day the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.”

A woman prayers for a fresh start and new beginning.

3 Prayers for a Fresh Start and New Beginning

Praying the Word of God is powerful. When you pray prayers for a fresh start and new beginning, you agree with God’s Word and proclaim truth. The enemy wants you to think your old ways define you. However, when you pray God’s Word that states you have been given a fresh start in Jesus, and God makes all things new, you wage war and pray from a place of truththat has been established by the Creator of the world. 

How to Pray God’s Word

Take the verses above and turn them into prayers for a fresh start and new beginning! Here are a few tips for meditating on and praying God’s Word.

  1. Read the verse. Write it out along with your prayers. This helps to focus and meditate on the Word. 
  2. Read the verses before and after the verse or the entire chapter. This gives you the context of the passage. Though some of the passages above are about Israel, these are still truths you can proclaim because God has made you new in Jesus. 
  3. Ask the Spirit to reveal how to personalize this passage to your circumstances. God’s Word is alive and active, profitable for reproof, correction, and instruction (See Hebrews 4:12-16 and 2 Timothy 3:16). Ask Him to use His Word to speak into your life. 

Pray in the morning when you wake up, as you drive to work, before you start a task, over your children and spouse, or at any time! God is making all things new. He wants you to see how He sees you… blessed, chosen, forgiven, redeemed, set apart, and NEW!

  • Prayer for Putting off the Old | Galatians 2:20, Colossians 3:9-10, Revelation 21:4-5

“Father God, I come before your throne today and recognize that the old me died with Jesus. Your Word says that I have been crucified with Christ and Christ lives in me. You delivered me from my past and sin’s power over my life. I will boast in you, Jesus, because your promises are true. You promise that the old has passed away. You promise that every pain and sorrow will be wiped away. You have delivered me from my old way of thinking and behaving to give me an abundant life in you and to think about the things from above. I proclaim today that I will not walk by the flesh. I die to self. I put off the old and put on the new, the me who is created in you.” 

  • Prayer for Receiving Newness | Isaiah 43:18-19, Isaiah 65:17, 2 Peter 3:13

“Father God, I come to you today and proclaim that you have made me new. Remind me of this truth throughout my day. Thank you for making roads in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. Lord, I look forward to the day you create a new heaven and earth where righteousness will dwell, just as your Word promises. Lord God, because of Jesus, you do not remember my old ways. The old me has been crucified, and the new me lives. I am yours, and you are doing a new thing in my life. I am excited to see what you have for me today!”

  • Prayer of Praise | Lamentations 3:22-24, Ezekiel 36:26, Ephesians 4:22-24, Psalm 118:24

“Father God, I praise you for a fresh start and new beginning. Your Word says that your mercies are new every day, and your compassions never fail. Thank you for your faithfulness, and I proclaim that you are my portion! Lord, thank you for giving me a new year, a new spirit, and making me a new creation. You’ve given me a heart where your Spirit dwells and therefore, I am refreshed and renewed because of your love, grace, and mercy. Thank you, Lord, that you have redeemed and set me a part, according to your purposes, in true righteousness and holiness in Christ Jesus. Thank you for this new day. I will be glad and rejoice!” 

Final Thoughts

Let these verses inspire your prayers for a fresh start and new beginning, and expect God to do a new thing this year. Do you have questions or want to move forward in your faith journey? We want to help. Get the resources you need to better understand God and grow in your relationship with Jesus here.

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