Prayer for New Year’s 2020


Photo taken in Nebraska.

Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali

Heavenly Father, I come in Jesus’ Name to thank You for the many spiritual and physical blessings You provided last year. Psalm 84:11For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD will give grace and glory; no good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly.

Some events ​of the past year have been very difficult and hard for me to understand. However, I ask You to direct me to comprehend and accept what You tell me in Romans 8:28. “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

It is a great blessing that You have given Your powerful Word to me in the Bible. In fact, there are no writings that compare. When we as believers are attacked by Satan, it is quoting Your Word that defeats him. We can try quoting philosophers or other authors, but to no avail.

As I begin this new year, bless me with Psalm 119:18. “Open my eyes, that I may see wondrous things from Your law.” When I come to the end of this coming year, may I be able to look back and see that in all instances this verse has been a reality for me.

As I watch the news and see chaos, hatred, bitterness, and evil around the world, encourage me to continually keep my eyes focused on You through worship and praise. Thank you that when all is said and done I can rest in Your promise in Romans 8:38-39. “For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

In Jesus’ Name, “praise God from whom all blessings flow.”

New Year’s Prayer for 2018


Photo taken in Florida.

Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali


Lord, I come to You in Jesus’ Name to thank You for Your love, protection, and guidance throughout the last year. Many times You gave more than I deserved or could expect. But because of your faithfulness and graciousness to me, You made Psalm 46:1 a reality in my life. “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”

Even in very difficult and challenging times, I was able to rest in your promise revealed in Romans 8:28And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.”

Enable me to boldly proclaim to the people who do not know You the plan You have laid out for them in John 3:16. For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.”

I ask not necessarily for an easy year or one with all comfort, but rather for a powerful year of transformation to further Your glory and goodness, not my own.

The journey ahead may be hard and uncomfortable at times, but I ask You to enable me to fully put my trust in You to sustain and guide me as it is laid out in Proverbs 3:5-6. “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct Your paths.

Thank you that I can bring these requests in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

New Year’s Prayer for 2017



Photo taken in Colorado.

For You are my hope, O Lord God; You are my trust from my youth.Psalm 71:5

Gracious Heavenly Father, at the close of another year, I want to thank You for the joys that You have given me during the last year and for the difficulties You have used in my life to allow me to grow in my relationship with You.

In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.1 Thessalonians 5:18

Almighty Father, at the beginning of a new year, I thank You for Your assurance that You will make me victorious in areas where I was defeated, strong where I was weak, successful over sin, and hopeful in any situations of fear. “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.Isaiah 41:10

Wise, infinite Father, in the coming year I ask that You will direct me to be surrendered to You so that I will not have to be embarrassed about my life’s record when it is revealed in eternity. Give me more consciousness of fulfilling the directions in Your Word about how to live a Christ-centered life.

In everything that I will be involved with during this next year, keep reminding me of the admonishment in Galatians 6:7-8 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.

Thank you that I can move into this new year knowing that You hold the future and that You will always be with me.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.