A New Year’s Prayer for You

A New Year’s Prayer for You

January 1, 2016

{Editor’s Note: Today’s devotion is written simply as a prayer. We hope it will bring you hope and true encouragement for today. May you have an abundantly blessed New Year!}

"This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us." 1 John 5:14 (NIV)

Elohim, God our Creator, Master Architect of all that is, was and ever will be, by Your hand alone, we are fearfully and wonderfully made. You shaped us in secret, knitting us together … every moment, every detail planned out before we took a single breath.

You knew before time began each woman who would pray this prayer. You formed her. You drew her. You know her heart. Her every need. Her deepest desires … dreams … scars … questions … doubts.

And today, in the quietness of our hearts, we meet with You. Draw near. Fall afresh as we come, from across the globe, to the foot of the cross.

Father, You are Holy. You call us to be holy. You created us in Your image. Yet, so often our hearts wander. Our speech does not glorify You. Our actions do not honor You. Self prevails. In this New Year, clothe us with humility. Take away our desire to be right and our stubbornness to demand our own way. Submit our will to Yours. As we open the pages of Scripture, tender our hearts so that it will penetrate even to the marrow of our bones.

Father, in this world of tolerance and compromise, give us hearts that seek Your Truth above all else. Saturate us with Your Spirit of knowledge and revelation so that as we digest Your Truth, we not only understand it but are also equipped to live it. Guard our hearts from the lies of this world and keep our eyes fixed on You, for You alone are the Author and Finisher of our faith.

Father, we surrender our thoughts — especially our feelings and our emotions — to You, You who are Faithful and True. Where fear and anxiety loom, help us fully trust in You and Your goodness, no matter the circumstances. Your Word says that You don’t give a Spirit of fear but rather Your perfect love drives out fear. Lead us to walk in the freedom of that love. Your Word promises that when we pray, anxiety will flee and peace will prevail. We purpose in our hearts to pray more faithfully and consistently so we can walk confidently in Your peace.

Father, Your Word says You created us in Christ Jesus to do good works for Your Kingdom. You knit specific gifts and talents into us to do that work. And Your Word promises that when You begin a work in us, You will carry it on to completion until the day we step into eternity with You. Thank You, Father! We desire to walk in Your good and perfect plan, Lord. To serve Your people. To walk boldly in the call You have on our lives. So, as we seek to walk with You, help us to trust in You with all our hearts and lean not on our own understanding. Help us acknowledge You in all our ways so that in our obedience, we can clearly hear, "This is the way, My child, walk in it."

Father, we love You and thank You that our names are engraved in the palm of Your hand. You love us unconditionally and nothing can ever separate us from Your love. May we know more than ever before how wide and high and deep and long is Your love. And as we live out that love, may our lives be a living testimony of You. We ask this in the powerful and mighty name of Your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who will do exceedingly, abundantly above all that we could ever ask or imagine. Amen.

TRUTH FOR TODAY:
Philippians 4:6-7, "Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." (NIV)

Proverbs 3:5-6, "Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight." (NIV)

Isaiah 49:16, "See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me." (NIV)

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  1. Amen!

  2. Akosua Serwaah says:

    Amen

  3. Amen!
    What a beautiful prayer!
    Thank you.

  4. My twelve year old son says, “this was a great motivational message.” Then said to me, “Mom, thanks for sharing that with me.” And, I thank you for sharing with us.

  5. Shannon Celestine says:

    Thank you for this beautiful prayer. I believe this & receive it. In Jesus name, Amen!!

  6. Elizabeth Stein says:

    Amen and amen!

  7. Amen.
    You are blessed in the Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth.
    Thank you very much for the PRAYER.
    Happy 2016 to you and your colleagues.

  8. Praise the Lord! Just read to our family – what a great word for the new year 2916!

  9. Praise the Lord! Just read to our family – what a great word for the new year 2016!

  10. Amen we thank you for the new year prayer may we walk in accordance with the word of God. As we give our life in him trusting and praying may we receive his Blessings and be able to trust in him always. Thank you for sharing and praying with us God bless.

  11. Thank you, Wendy.
    This is the most beautiful devotion and
    prayer.
    I have been so inspired by your teachings
    with this minstry.
    You are a blessing and such a Godly
    example for all us.
    May the Lord bless you.

  12. Modupe Ilori says:

    Amen & Amen. In this new year, O Lord, hold our hands & lead us on.

  13. Sherry popke says:

    Amen and amen…
    2015 was a difficult year, but the Lord saw fit to fill us with grace and peace through it all.
    Praise Him that His mercies are new every morning, and that will include every morning in 2016! Hallelujah!!!

  14. A beautiful prayer to start the New Year. Thank you. God bless you.

  15. Deena Maga says:

    Thank you so much for this message I needed for my life thank you so very much!!!, Much blessing to you this New Year.

  16. Amen <3

  17. Gwendolyn says:

    THANK YOU LORD, JESUS! HALLELUJAH FOR THIS PRAYER! TO GOD BE THE GLORY FOR THE THINGS HE HAS AND CONTINUES TO DO IN OUR LIVES! I PRAY THAT WE CONTINUE TO SEEK HIS FACE IN ALL THAT WE SAY AND ALL THAT WE DO! AMEN!

  18. That’s a Beautiful Pray to confess,declare and to commit to doing this year

  19. Thank you. Near the end of every year, I ask Father for a word, vision, piece of scripture for the following year.
    Realised that I hadn’t done it for 2016, although the Holy Spirit has been giving me some clear direction re. gifting.
    your prayer so blessed, me, moved us as it expressed so much that is one my heart. Thank you.
    may 2016 be a year when you know Jesus, Light of the World, filling the whole of your life with His amazing light. That there will be no darkness where you walk and live. may it be a year when the Father of Light, grants you His abundant favour.

  20. Jennifer B says:

    Words cannot express how much I needed this. I had it open earlier, but never got to it. Of course, God knew just when I was supposed to read it. Thank you, and Happy New Year to everyone at Proverbs 31 Ministries! May God Bless you and your families.

  21. Thank you so much for the wonderful prayer to start this new year with clear mind and spirit.

  22. Marsha Tennant says:

    This is a beautiful prayer to begin 2016. Thank you.

  23. Sam (in England) says:

    Amen! Happy new year to everyone. May we know God in an even more closer and deeper way with us this year. X

  24. Margaret Spangler says:

    Such a wonderful prayer to begin 2016. I will forward this prayer to others to show the stand we can have with our heavenly father. Thank you so much to Proverbs 31 for the enouragement.

  25. Amen and amen. Got into the new year crying and full of hurt and pain. I have been greatly blessed. I pray to the Almighty God that this pain goes and never gets back, that my husband gets back to his family wholeheartedly. In the mighty name of Jesus, Amen and amen.

  26. Donna Boyle says:

    Thank you so much for this prayer to start 2016 in the right way..i am ready to close the door on 2015 n leave the baggage behind as i move FORWARD in Quiet CONFIDENT TRUST…Blessings to ypu n yours..
    Happy New Year!!!

  27. This has been the strongest most heartfelt, beautiful and encouraging prayer I have ever prayed. It has given me strength and hope. Thank you

  28. Awesome! Great way to start the year.

  29. Thank you for the prayer. Such a good way to start the New Year. “Taste and see that the Lord is good.”

  30. Kim Moody says:

    What an inspiring prayer to read on this first day of 2016. Thank you. I have shared it on my Facebook page in hopes of reaching many more.

  31. Amen! Thank you Wendy for the precious prayer :)

  32. Karen Cain says:

    It’s always amazing to see how the Lord gives me a word when I need it. Thank you for listening to HIM and writing this for us. It blessed my heart.

  33. 2016. Check your date.

  34. Wendy,
    Thank you for sharing such a wonderful prayer with us, to start the New Year. The words have touched me deeply with great hope in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Looking forward to a deeper walk with Him as the new Year begins!

  35. Amen.

  36. Barb Gavalier says:

    A perfect prayer to begin 2016 with…He is faithful to answer our prayers. He will never leave us or forsake us, thus we have great hope for this new year!

  37. Marty Herzog says:

    Amen! Beautiful prayer, so inspiring!!

  38. Amen!! Fill us up Lord until we are overflowing with Your love, grace and mercy!!

  39. Diana Bragg says:

    I would like to tank you for this prayer. I lost my husband 20 months ago and going through a rough time. I have started to retrieve into my” shell” and my daughter and son-in-law are trying to work with me. But they live in Virginia and I am really on my own. I have been unable to go back to church because of health problems and the desire to not be with people. I know I need to be surrounded with other Christians and I am working on it. So his prayer is a huge encouragement for me to get back on track. God Bless You and Thank you.

  40. ” You’re a good, good Father, it’s who you are…..and I’m loved by You, it’s who I am…You are perfect in all of your ways, it’s who you are….” Chris Tomlin

  41. Dian Weston says:

    My daughter needs your prayers to help find her a job. She has Phillipans 4:6-7 tattooed on her wrist with a cross. She is scared and desperate for a job so she will not lose her home.
    Please pray for her.

  42. Thank you, Wendy. Perfect way to begin a new year.

    God bless you.

  43. Cathy Langston says:

    Amen!

  44. Wow just what I needed. Amen ๐Ÿ™ and God bless you!

  45. Thank you, Wendy! This was a great blessing to me. God bless you this day and new year!

  46. Thank you for this sweet prayer. It was a confirmation of assurance God is with me. He knows my desires and needs. The peace I have can be trusted.

  47. Very beautiful and exactly what I needed at the exact moment. Thank you.

  48. Amen! Thank you for this prayer, I needed this. The anxiety and fear part really needed to be heard by me.

  49. Marge Henson says:

    What a loving God we serve! I so much needed this today as fear & anxiety was creeping into my heart & mind. My son-in-law is in hospital with a bleak future and my daughter, his wife, has medical issues. He’s had a stroke, has COPD & emphasema and cannot talk or walk. Appears to be this way for a very long time or forever. Needs intensive rehab &/or nursing home. Please pray for them . It’s a very serious sad situation. My daughter is on disability and cannot work or drive. I am a widow of 1 year and now have to drive her to hospital every other day.
    This devotion again has given me strength, hope & peace.

  50. Sarah Goode (P31 O-Team) says:

    Thank you Wendy! This soothes my soul. Happy New Year!!

  51. Teresa Tarrant says:

    Such a beautiful devotion this morning, Wendy. Thank you for answering God’s call to minister and share HIS WORD. Love, Teresa Tarrant

  52. Suzanne Jones says:

    What a beautiful way to start the new year! Amen!

  53. Thank you Wendy for this very special and important message for New Year’s day! I will re read this over and over because it speaks to me in many ways and I am grateful for your words, God’s word and your message!

  54. Beth Doucet says:

    How touching! What a beautiful way to start the new year! Thank you!

  55. Beautifully written prayer! A great way to start the day and 2016!

  56. Kimberlee says:

    I hope and pray that I will apply this prayer to my life daily. This is part of the making of a true Proverbs 31 woman. I want to allow Christ to fulfill His plan in my life. In Jesus precious name will I pray more than ever before.

  57. WOW!!! I take that prayer and thank you.
    Amen!!

  58. Talitha Gwaltney says:

    What a blessing it is to read this beautiful prayer this first morning of 2016! May we all recognize His majesty each day of the year.

  59. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this devotion/prayer today.
    Bless you

  60. Probably my favorite devotion thus far. The desire of my heart for 2016, so eloquently written. Thank you!

    Praying Christ’s power over all of my sisters this January morning XO

  61. Beautiful. Perfect start for the New Year. Thank you.

  62. Thank you for that beautiful prayer to start off the New Year! It is a keeper that I will refer to throughout the year.

  63. Katie Evans says:

    Thank you for this prayer! I love how I started off 2016 praying this for myself and with women around the world. I LOVE that scripture is woven all throughout it.

  64. Thank you Wendy for this powerful New Years prayer. I’m looking forward to seeking the LORD in a mighty way in 2016. Indeed, it will be a Sweet 16!

    Blessings to you, your family and the Proverbs 31 community.

  65. Beautifully written and a wonderful prayer for the start of the New Year!

  66. What a profound prayer!! I was truly needed this this morning. I’m praying for the restoration of the relationship between my 17yr old son & husband. It’s been breaking my heart but I know God is taking care of it. be in agreement with me ladies please.

  67. Thanks you with all my heart for this prayer. I will be sharing this with my husband and son and my sisters and many more of my loved ones.
    Praise Our Lord for His Great Love for us.

    God Bless you and your family and everyone at Proverbs 31

  68. Lillie Phillips says:

    Thank you so much for the beautiful prayer and scriptures! I will write in my journal to use for future reference. It was the right time to share this with us in a New Year and a New ME!

  69. What a beautiful prayer! Proverbs 31 speaks to me each and every day. I am so grateful for this ministry. I thank God for each and every one of you and especially for Lysa and for her vision. You can count on my support. Blessings upon blessings in the New Year.

  70. What a great message to begin our New Year! As I read this morning I felt if this is was carefully written just for me! I was deeply touched with each word and sentence! God our Almighty Father is AWESOME! For I know the plans he has for me now and they are wonderful! Thank you and God Bless all my Sisters / Brothers in Christ!

  71. This is a beautiful prayer, thank you for sharing. I’m going to save this one; I can use it as a blueprint for my walk with God.

  72. Thank you for this thoughtful prayer. What a great way to begin the new year. Indeed I will work at making it my daily prayer for 2016. Blessings to you & all involved in this ministry.

  73. Amen! What a blessing your ministry is!!

  74. What a beautiful prayer to start the new year. Thank you.

  75. Brandielyse says:

    Amen. Amen. Amen. Thank you, God bless you and this ministry!!!

  76. A beautiful prayer to start off the new year. Thank you.

  77. Clay Parton says:

    Wendy that prayer is and will be great for every day of the year. Thank you so much. You are a blessing.

  78. Thank you. May you have a blessed new year

  79. Most complete and wonderful prayer I’ve ever read. Thank you
    I will save it and read it daily through this new year. I pray that by reading it this will someday bless me with the gifted words you use so easy and meaningful.
    Happy New Years and may God bless you and your family.

  80. To God be the glory! Thank you for this awesome prayer. Truly amazing is the transforming power of these words. May God continue to bless and grow this mighty ministry. Amen.

  81. What a beautiful prayer to start the new year! THANK YOU so much for all that you do in His service.

  82. This has been a blessing this morning in my struggle. Thank you for now I have prayed this prayer in not knowing what to pray/

  83. What a beautiful prayer, thank you Wendy for all you do to help us draw closer to Jesus, may you have another blessed year.

  84. Thank you for this prayer. It was a cup for the soul to review so may truths through out the Bible of Gods characteristics and promises and truths for us.

  85. Allison Pfaff says:

    Thank you, our Loving Father, for this beautiful prayer. You have given the gift of writing to Lysa and her friends allowing her readers to reflect on Your words and refresh our lives with the gift of Grace from You. I pray these words will encourage me each moment of this year. Thank you for Jesus, the written Word and the abundance of love given to your children.

    Lysa, Thank you for this prayer.

  86. What a beautiful prayer. God is an amazing God who loves us with an unconditional love. My prayer is that my character reflects His love to others.

  87. Jennifer Goodson says:

    Thank you for the inspiring devotions u send each of every day. It always seems to be the right one that I’m needing for my life that day. 2015 I have struggled dearly but look for great things to happen in 2016 with Gods help and these wonderful devotions. Thank u and Happy New Year.

  88. Victoria Dore says:

    You got the year wrong at the top it is 2016

  89. Thank you so much for this, truly this has blessed me. I love praying the Word of God in prayer, and through this
    I hope I can use some of it in our prayer meeting?
    Thank you,may you all have a Blessed New Year in and through The Lord Jesus.

  90. This prayer encompasses everything I have ever wanted to pray! Thank you! It is powerful!

  91. Lisa Johnson says:

    Thank you and God Bless you for devotionals and prayers through obedience to Our Father. I needed this message and reminder of His perfect timing and palns for our lives. I have been praying God do you see time has run out and we still have no home. But this prayer put a little wind in my deflated sail. So GLORY Be to the Father and to the Son and Holy Spirit, and to His brave warriors You! Blessings in the Name of Jesus

  92. Simply, thank you. What a beautiful and meaningful way to begin the new year.

  93. Debby Klein says:

    Just what I needed today. Will save this devotional to savor it and reread it. God is putting me outside my box of comfort for the next 3 weeks. I woke up with the scripture He gave me the I can do all things thru Christ who gives me strength. Thank you for more scriptures to hold on too. God bless this ministry. I wrote down your mailing address so I can donate to you periodically. With God nothing is impossible. Deb

  94. Bill Sissel says:

    Thank GOD for HIS unspeakable MERCY

  95. Simply beautiful. Thank you

  96. Amen!!!

  97. Susie Patterson says:

    This was exactly what I needed. I’ve really struggled in 2015. A Divorce un-wanted, my x-husband now, has taken up a relationship with a woman that was once my BEST Friend! I’m devastated. But, I’m CHOOSING TO BELIEVE! that God will prevail. I have a Plaque hanging in my wall. I didn’t know why I bought it when I first seen it, I was just drawn to it. It says “The Lord will fight for you” You need only to be still. Exodus 14:14 now I know why I was drawn to it. I feel like I’m standing in a blistery wind, standing firm and remaining quiet. Fighting this battle in prayer with a broken heart.

  98. Amen! God bless you.

  99. This prayer is amazing! I am going to share it with my husband and kids. I’m also going to print it out and pray it regularly!!! Thank you for all the time it must have taken to write it and for sharing it with us! Happy New Year! God Bless you!

  100. pamela huss says:

    Please pray for me and all so keep my family in prayer. I have
    anxiety that I battle alot with.
    I’m asking for healing.Thanks so much and God Bless.

  101. Mikell Fuhrmann says:

    Thank you for this wonderfully real prayer. I don’t have a printer but I will find a way to get this printed. Have a Blessed 2016

  102. Amen! & Amen! Thank you for sharing. Amazing start to Welcome 2016. Be blessed.

  103. What a blessed heart you have! What a great God we serve!! Thank you so much for this prayer!! I will definitely share it. Hope you and yours have a blessed year!

  104. Amen! So be it! Your Will be done!

  105. Amen

  106. Thank you, dear Wendy!!!

  107. Happy New Year thank you for that beautiful prayer I will continue to pray it though out the year my desire is to be all that God want me to be

  108. Stascia Hardy says:

    Than you so much for this prayer. It was filled with the anointing of God; I could feel it. It said what my heart feels but could not articulate. God has blessed you with the awesome gift of knitting together beautiful words into an heartfelt, sincere prayer. Thank you so much. I plan to forward this to women in my family. May God bless and keep you.

  109. Amy Rhodes says:

    Amen! What a beautiful prayer to begin a new year! Thank you for sharing!

  110. I am truly blessed by this ministry and so thankful for it. May you be blessed tremendously as the Lord guides you in reaching so many lives.

  111. MaryAnne Watson says:

    Just awesome thank u my Lord and Savior. I love u sooo much. Thank you๐Ÿ‘ผ๐Ÿผ

  112. Amen. Thank you!

  113. Stephanie says:

    Thank you for this. It was exactly what I needed to read on this first day of 2016.

  114. beautiful

  115. Thanks for the prayer, both spoken and read, both heard and lived. Blessings to you and you family, and peace be with us all.

  116. Cheryl K-S says:

    Dear Lord, I lift up Susie Patterson & ask you to surround her with the aroma of your sweet presence. God of all Comfort, wrap your arms around her & give her peace, a sense of your love & the knowledge of your will in this difficult storm! I thank you Lord that you have promised to fight for us…Teach us how to stand and also be still, in complete trust, in all circumstances. I thank you that my sister & I are not alone & as we navigate thru these dark waters; I too am divorcing after 34 yrs of marriage. I’ll be praying for you!!

  117. Thank you sweet Jesus for speaking to me through the scripture verses of Truth for Today!

  118. Gloria Morris says:

    Amen, and thank You, Father, for this New Year!

  119. Kelly Dougherty says:

    What an amazing devotion for January 1; a prayer; the perfect beginning to a new year!! Not only is this wonderful for today, but a prayer I plan to repeat many days in 2016! God hears our prayers and doesn’t need reminders oh but how my Father loves me to pray, pray, pray!! I need daily reminders!!! Let the words of my mouth & meditations of my heart be acceptable to you, Father God; today & every day!!! Amen

  120. Thank you Wendy! An awesome prayer that I’m printing out!
    Great verses too!
    Bless you and Happy New Year!

  121. Beautiful and full of powerful scripture.

  122. Kelly Clossin says:

    Thanks for that prayer, it was powerful and timely. I want to pray that prayer and my faith is weak sometimes.

  123. My God, thank you for this incredibly poignant prayer. Your words entirely and not coincidentally match what you’ve been whispering over my heart for the last month. And this morning, even more so, you spoke in unique ways, only to also confirm it all again with this devotion!

    God bless this ministry!

  124. Thank you so much for this beautiful prayer. God’s blessings to you…Amen

  125. All I can say is WOW. This was a powerful devotion that I plan to print and share.
    I’ve been going through so much and this prayer gives me hope for the future.
    Thank you.

  126. MarjorieElaine Peirce says:

    2 Timothy 1:7.. For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, might and a sound disciplined mind. This is my favorite scripture.. or one of them. It is the one I call upon when I find myself falling to the emotional pain of grief or fear. I speak that to myself… keep repeating.. “In The Name Of Jesus”.. over and over and then put on the full armor of God. When I do those things, I fine I become victorious and the more I do it, the better I am at overcoming those memories that keep me down. Or those old tapes that I can’t do this or that. Every morning when I get up, I am saying: “I make the choice.. The CHOICE… to walk, speak and think as Christ.” Then I invite the Holy Spirit and Christ to speak to me, show me, guide me and grant me Their Wisdom in all decisions I will be making that day. I am learning to ‘self’ talk in a positive manner.. as a Bride to the King of Kings. It does make a huge difference. Thank you for such a wonderful prayer. I hope it is OK, as I will be sharing it on my f.b. page for all of my family and friends.

  127. Elizabeth says:

    Thanks for sharing this prayer. I will keep it with me throughout 2016, may God continue to bless this ministry.

  128. Thank you Wendy for this. I hope to show more faith in the Lord this year and hand over my anxieties and fears to him. We serve an awesome God. I know that “faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word if God.”

  129. Thank you Wendy for this beautiful prayer. Please pray for my son who will not have anything to do with me-it has been years since he left mad at me. Tomorrow is his birthday and I miss him so much. Please pray that God will speak to and direct my son’s every word, choice and action. Please pray for God’s protection over and around my son.

    Please pray for this momma’s broken heart. Please pray for me to draw closer to God. Please pray for God to give me wisdom and understanding and to direct my every thought and choice to be in His honor.

    Please pray for my family relationships which are in discord. Please pray for my elderly mother and her sister, my Aunt Jennie who is now in a nursing facility and is to undergo surgery for cancer in her breast.

    I know this is so much to ask for, but your prayers are needed so badly. Thank you for you Wendy and your ministry. Thank you for standing firm in God’s word and proclaiming His promises to us. I love it when your devotions and prayers show up in my inbox. Blessings and peace to you and yours.

  130. Yvette Chatman says:

    Awesome thanks much! Continued blessings

  131. Kiffany Stollings says:

    This was my prayer today, but Wendy you put it so much more eloquently and meaningful. Thank you. Thank You, Lord, for putting people like Wendy in my life. Amen.

  132. Loved it! It was right on time

  133. As I prayed this prayer I envisioned making a scrapbook/journal with this prayer being the first page. Each page would tell my story of the year, what God has taught me, my triumphs, my struggles, answered prayers…

  134. Stephanie says:

    Thank you. The perfect prayer to start the year. Amen.

  135. Amen & Amen

  136. Sarah Harris says:

    Thank you so much for this prayer. My soul truly needed it. I am going to share with others. God is my strength !

  137. Jillisa Hawk says:

    Thank you for such an uplifting prayer! May God continue to work in all our lives and may I continue to grow in His grace. Welcome 2016, praise God!

  138. I woke up at 4 am & had trouble going back to sleep. I finally did, but woke up again following a terrible dream. Filled with fear, I went downstairs to check on our girls, etc. I got back in bed, but couldn’t shake the feeling of fear. After lying here in freak-out mode for another 15 minutes or so, I decided to read P31 to take my mind in a new direction. As I read, specifically the part about fear, I literally felt God’s peace come over me as the fear left me. Thank you for writing this prayer. I will keep it close. ๐Ÿ’•

  139. Thank you for this NEW Year’s Prayer! Continue to use the God given talents He has purposed through you and know you made a difference in my life and I am certain many others ๐Ÿ˜

  140. Thank you Proverbs 31 & all the women who write, plan & move this ministry forward! What a blessing it has been to me this year with the addition of First 5 which has also made me more dedicated to reading the devotions on P31 website. The prayer for this new year was incredible & moved me to tears. Praying blessings for each of you who give of your time & talents to encourage women around the globe.

  141. Beautiful prayer! Amen!

  142. Deanne Moore says:

    Loved this prayer. I prayed it first with this community of sisters and then I spoke it again in first person, remembering these great promises in the Bible are we and for me. Thank you.

  143. Judy Hazen says:

    That is a beautiful prayer. If you don’t mind, I would like to copy it and read it to my Women’s Ministries group at my Church.

    I really enjoy reading your items every day.

    Thank you so much.
    Judy

  144. Wendy- your words have blessed me many many times. The first time via one of your books and I realized that I was not alone. Your willingness to share a tragic experience put a voice to my feelings. And now this beautiful prayer. May God continue to bless you and your ministry!

  145. Diane Runyon says:

    Signed up for your devotions. Why haven’t I received any?

  146. Powerful prayer. Thank you for allowing God to work through you to speak to our hearts.

  147. Amen.

  148. Thank you for this prayer.

  149. Amen.๐Ÿ˜‚ thank you P31 so much for this powerful prayer I get to read and pray seven times in the first part of the New Year. God Bless you all as you bless the lives of others.

  150. Sally Holland says:

    How beautiful. Thank you for sharing this prayer. I needed to hesr it, and I prayed it tonight and will continue.

  151. Thank you Wendy. I will share this with not only my daughter who I want to have an intentional spiritual relationship as adult, but o my sons and their girlfriends as well. May the Lord continue to bless you and the ministry He has put you in.

  152. Keep my eyes on you ans away from gazing at worthless things. Remove all petty demonic interfering spirits from my life. Remove all former relationships that have negaivitely impacted my mind soul and body. Remove petty unloving spirits that cling to me. Remove spirit of irreverence and meddling that emotionally attaches itself to me. Bar all destructive spirits that bring emotional and financial instability to my life.

  153. This is absolutely wonderful a must share! I needed this!!

  154. Amen! So let it be!!
    Thank you for sharing this beautiful and powerful prayer. I am very grateful for your ministry and dedication to the Lord. I pray for steadfast faithfulness for all of you as you continue to serve the Lord and His people.

  155. Amen!

  156. Amen nd glory to him whose on the throne of ever lasting life.thanks for the wonderful prayer for 2016.after reading this prayer my heart found peace.its all about God.

  157. Thank you for this powerful prayer. It’s exactly what I need to hear to start the new year.
    God bless

  158. Amen! For the third time… This prayer is planted for God’s purpose. Grounded to bring about a comment to pray faithfully and walk confidently in peace. God Bless you!

  159. Loved every word said in your prayer.

  160. Tommie Beth says:

    Thank you so much for this New Year’s prayer! Proverbs 31 has been such a blessing to me in 2015. I look forward to reading each morning. Most every time the message is right on target and just what I need to hear. Thank you for this ministry! May God continue to poor our His blessings on each of you. TBW

  161. Thank you for the beautiful prayer, I will make it a part of my daily meditation

  162. I feel that I’m invited to partake in an amazing party every time I read your prayer. If someone say “I don’t know how to pray” I would point them to your prayer and suggest to read and reread over and over again. I’m doing that myself.

  163. Thank you for a powerful pray

  164. Amen. I’m still praying this powerful prayer. ๐Ÿ’œ it!

  165. As we embark into the year of LOVE FOR T THE YEAR 2016,This prayer says it all. Preparation is definitely the right place to begin.God has anointed you with this prayer for such a season as this.May the Spirit in this prayer rest on the life of all who read it.A fresh anointing that will abide with us all in the mighty name of JESUS. AMEN

  166. Amen. Each day I open up with this prayer and I thank God for using you for such a time as this. My goal is to pray it for the first seven days of this new year! My day five… God bless you and who prays it!!

  167. I really needed this at this moment! Thank you!
    Love in Christ
    Lydia

  168. Jan Sottile says:

    This is the most beautiful prayer and it says it all.

  169. In Jesus Name amen. I stand in agreement. Lord purify me.

  170. These I pray in Jesus Name, Amen!!! Thank you

  171. Susan Mackenzie says:

    Thank you Wendy for the New Year Prayer. This ministered to me.
    Every blessing to you in 2016.

  172. In Jesus name, Amen. Day seven of praying this powerful prayer the Lord has placed on your heart as a foundation for this New Year 2016. Thank you, it is making a difference. God you and your ministry at P31.

  173. God Bless you…

  174. Getting caught up with my email and came across this prayer today. Awesome prayer! And perfect for me on this day. Thank you!

  175. Love your sciptural prayers, a real blessing

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