With 2019 in full swing, let’s remember that embracing something new doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to forget the old. Growth simply means that you add to what you already possess. We refer to it as adding truth to your truth, and blessings to your blessings. The Bible describes it as going from glory to glory. In the new year, God wants to do something new in your life. Isaiah 43:19 says, ‘See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?’

As we kick-start the new year, let’s step out boldly and spring forth into all the new things God has in store for us.

Prayer for new beginnings

Dear Lord, Thank you for new beginnings.

Thank you that your mercies are new every morning. I thank you that you are the God of the second, third and fourth chance. Your love is from everlasting to everlasting. You are the beginning and the end. This is the day that you have made. We will rejoice and be glad in it. Give us this day our daily bread. You are the God of every day, every month, every season and every year. Thank you that in this new season there is fresh grace, mercy, and provision for each new day. Create within us a clean heart, and put a new spirit within us. Help us to hold on to the good things that have made us who we are, but to let go of dead things that no longer serve a fruitful purpose in our lives. Lord we commit all our days to you. Do a new thing in our lives that brings joy, love, light and hope to all we encounter, and unite us into a beautiful rainbow nation. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.