New Year’s Day is an occasion for reflection and renewal. Most of the time, women try to find happiness and contentment while juggling many responsibilities. Seeking wisdom through prayer and daily devotionals can keep you focused on what’s truly important: our connections to God, each other, and the world. Schedule some time for yourself to commune with the Lord, to rest in the reassuring embrace of your faith.

Here are the top prayers for the New Year that women can use:

Prayer for New Beginnings

Dear God,

Thank You for new beginnings. What an incredible day this is with a fresh year’s potential stretched out before me. I want to be found faithful this year in each and every opportunity You bring to me. Thank You, Lord, for new beginnings. I pray this in Jesus’ name. Amen. 

— Pastor David McGee

Prayer for Gratitude 

God of Love,

You are with us in every transition and change.

As we enter into this new era with excitement and even some anxiety, we recall your deep compassion, presence, and abounding love.

We thank you for the gifts, talents and skills with which you have blessed us.

We thank you for the experiences that have brought us to this moment.

We thank you for the work of others that gives breadth and depth to our own work.

Be with us as we move forward, rejoicing with you and supporting one another.

We ask this in your Holy Name.

— Joseph P. Shadle

Prayer for Hope

Dear heavenly Father, I praise You for who You are, the Eternal God. Forgive me for the times I’ve placed my hope in anything other than You. There is no substitute. I pray You realign my heart to Yours, and grant me strength for this day in You and You alone. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. 

— Corrie Gerbatz

Prayer for Grace

Dear God, 

We ask that you would provide for our needs, we ask for your grace and favor. We pray for your blessings to cover us, we pray that you would help us to prosper and make every plan that you have birthed in our heart to succeed. We pray that others would take notice of your goodness and could not help but to say, “These are the ones that the Lord has blessed.”

Shine your light in us, through us, over us. May we make a difference in this world, for your glory and purposes. Set your way before us. May all your plans succeed. We may reflect your peace and hope to a world that so desperately needs your presence and healing. In Jesus Name, Amen.

— Anonymous 

Prayer for a Prosperous Year 

Thank You, God, for Your loving spirit within me that prospers and blesses my life.God, You are my source of abundant living. I place my trust in You, knowing that You will guide me and multiply my blessings.

Thank You, God, for Your wisdom that fills me with prospering ideas and Your all-providing presence that assures bountiful supply for every need. My life is enriched in every way. 

You are my source, dear God, and in Your presence every need is met. Thank You for Your overflowing goodness that blesses me and those I hold dear.

God, Your love fills my heart and attracts to me all good things. Through Your unlimited substance, I live a life of plenty.

— Anonymous

A Prayer for Renewed Strength

Dear God,

Give me the courage to begin again — to overlook the difficulties, to overcome the obstacles and to stay open to the moment as best I can. Help me be patient enough to know it takes time to start over, and wise enough to ask for help from friends and family when I need it. As I look to the future, may I reflect on the past and remember the lessons it’s taught me. And God, may I always look to you for strength and guidance.

— Abbey Caskets

As you begin the new year, it is critical to pause, reflect, and set intentions for the future. Now is the time to commit to daily Bible reading and spending as much time studying the Word of God as you anticipate the journey ahead and give thanks to God for all that you have. I hope that this year brings you happiness, health, and love. With God’s help, may this new year bring you joy, health, and tranquility. The Bible Portal is a great place to find a prayer for any need, including wisdom and direction. Select a prayer or message from our curated collection to help you get off to a good start in the new year.