With the coming of a New Year, come many changes. People make resolutions to eat right, work out, read more, travel, all the while attempting to leave the negativity and mistakes of the pervious year behind them. While New Year’s and the transition into 2018 is a cultural celebration, it is also a spiritual one. Renewal and the act of forgiving yourself and others plays a large role in religion, especially Catholicism.

That’s why in addition to making resolutions, indulging on lucky food, and kissing someone you love at midnight, many people decide to say a prayer for the coming of the New Year, and the letting go of the pervious year. So for 2018, we have collected 10 prayers that in addition to providing renewal for you in the New Year, provide renewal with Jesus.

These prayers can be said by yourself, for a personal revitalization for the new year, they can also be said with a group and even dedicated to a family member or loved one in need of a fresh start.

A New Year's Prayer

Lord, You make all things new You bring hope alive in our hearts and cause our Spirits to be born again. Thank you for this New Year for all the potential it holds. Come and kindle in us amighty flame so that in our time, many will see the wonders of God and live forever to praise Your glorious name. Amen.

Renewal New Year Prayer

God, bless to me the new day, never vouchsafed to me before; it is to bless Thine own presence Thou hast given me this time, O God. Bless Thou to me mine eye, may mine eye bless all it sees I will bless my neighbor, may my neighbor bless me. God, give me a clean heart, let me not from sight of Thine eye bless to me my children and my wife, and bless to me my means and my cattle.

Good Faith Quote for the New Year

"Every man should be born again on the first day of January. Start with a fresh page. Take up one hole more in the buckle if necessary, or let down one, according to circumstances; but on the first of January let every man gird himself once more, with his face to the front, and take no interest in the things that were and are past".

A New Start with Jesus

What a God we have! And how fortunate we are to have him, this Father of our Master Jesus! Because Jesus was raised from the dead, we’ve been given a brand-new life and have everything to live for, including a future in heaven—and the future starts now! God is keeping careful watch over us and the future. The Day is coming when you’ll have it all—life healed and whole.

Prayer for the New Year

Lord, at the beginning of this New Year, I offer you my life. Come take my voice, may the words I speak be filled with encouragement and goodness. Come take my hands, may the work they create be generous and giving. Come take my feet, may the journeys I walk be led by your Spirit within. Come take my life Lord, for I love your goodness, your kindness and your leading. Amen.

May The Road Rise Up To Meet You

An ancient Irish New Year prayer blessing for a friend or loved one.

May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face; the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

A Prayer of Self-Dedication

Anglican Prayer for the start of a New Year.

Almighty and eternal God, so draw our hearts to thee, so guide our minds, so fill our imaginations, so control our wills, that we may be wholly thine, utterly dedicated unto thee; and then use us, we pray thee, as thou wilt, and always to thy glory and the welfare of thy people; through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

A New Year’s Prayer

May God make your year a happy one! Not by shielding you from all sorrows and pain, but by strengthening you to bear it, as it comes; not by making your path easy, but by making you sturdy to travel any path; not by taking hardships from you, but by taking fear from your heart; not by granting you unbroken sunshine, but by keeping your face bright, even in the shadows; not by making your life always pleasant, but by showing you when people and their causes need you most, and by making you anxious to be there to help. God’s love, peace, hope and joy to you for the year ahead.

Happy New Year Prayer

On New Years Eve we have to leave another year behind. We wonder what the future holds, what changes we will find. When the bells ring out at midnight and a new path is there to tread, go forward with hope in your heart and welcome the New Year ahead. I wish for you so many things God's blessings from Heaven above to make this the happiest year, filled with joy and peace and love.

The Way To A Happy New Year Prayer

To leave the old with a burst of song, to recall the right and forgive the wrong, to forget the things that bind you fast, to the vain regrets of the year that's past. To have the strength to let go your hold of the not worthwhile of the days grown old, to dare go forth with a purpose true, to the unknown task of the year that's new. To help your brother along the road, to do his work and lift his load, to add your gift to the world's good cheer is to have and to give a Happy New Year!