New Year Prayer 2023

New Year Prayer 2023


This page has

Prayer and Inspiration

for a




Taken from a page from a previous year.


This page has a




Everyone wants a better year



than  they  had 

last  year.

How can we do that?

I'm going to show you...

But First..... let's pray!

New Year Prayer


Dear Lord,

I want to become a more faithful follower.


Thank you

for drawing me toward you this day.


Thank you

for reminding me of truth that I know


for guiding me to truth I don’t know.


Thank you for stirring me to

make a commitment


to make all my daily decisions

based on your truth.


I will read your Word.


I will listen for your voice.

In Jesus' name I pray,


Copyright © 2016 Beth McLendon of


Stir these ingredients


to make a GREAT YEAR!

1.   Get a Vision.

2.   Find out how to handle your "I can't" moments.

3.   Add Encouragement

4.   Keep God First!

Get a Vision

Get a Vision


Answering these questions:

What do you want more of - and what do you want less of?

What do you want to improve in your life?

For example:

I want more time for my family.

I want less stress in my home.

I want to improve my finances.

I want more motivation to go back to school.

I want more motivation to exercise.

I want more motivational POWER!

Take those answers

and ask God

to give you some steps to start your journey.


Keep in mind:

We are all unique.


I urge you to get to know yourself better.


What specific things motivate you?


What specific things encourage you?

Later down the page,

we will give you some ways

to motivate and encourage yourself!


"I can't" moments

This next step

helps you deal with


"I can't " moments


are sure to come.

Here are


GREAT answers

to the

"I can't" moments

you have -

First Answer:

When you feel like saying I can't, say...

I can't right now, but I can learn!

That means:

I can learn new information.

I can learn new self-control to attain my goals.

I can learn to receive new motivation from God.

I can learn to yield more easily to God.

I can renew my mind and gain strength by reading the Bible.

So when you feel like saying "I can't"

put on the

Belt of Truth

and realize that



Second Answer:

When I feel like saying I can't,

I can say...

I can do all things through Christ


strengthens me.

Philippians 4:13

The old me often said

I can't  -

I am now saying:

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

We all need strengthening from God.

We all need to read our Bible

and allow the verses

to transform our thinking and our living!

We all need to speak


God's Words.

Strength Verses:

1 Chronicles 16:11  Seek the LORD and his strength; seek his presence continually!

My Proclamation:

I will seek the Lord and his strength.

I will seek his presence continually!

Exodus 15:2a The Lord is my strength and my defense.

2 Timothy 4:17a  The Lord stood at my side and gave me strength.

Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

Isaiah 41:10 God says:  Fear not, for I am with you;  be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you,  I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

We all need to read

Ephesians 6



the Armor of God!

Right now I put on each piece of God's armor.

And right now,

I declare that the enemy forces (Ephesians 6:12) that have

come to hinder me are powerless over me this day.

They are

blocked, bound, bewildered, baffled, bombarded, and beaten

by the power of Jesus Christ.

They are confused,

confounded, and conquered by the power of Jesus Christ.

They are overwhelmed, overturned, and overthrown - And

they are frustrated, frazzled, failures


Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior has

Conquered our enemies and put them under his feet.

Praise the name of JESUS!

Add Encouragement

About 90% of the people on earth



in order to accomplish worthy goals.

Encouragement from friends and loved ones

is great....


not always available.

Think about the Bible character

David -

he became King of Israel.

David discovered


he needed

to learn to -

Encourage himself in the Lord.

David encouraged himself in the Lord.

1 Samuel 30:6 KJV says: 

 And David was greatly distressed;

for the people spake of stoning him,

because the soul of all the people

was grieved,

every man for his sons and for his daughters:


David encouraged himself in the Lord his God.

David learned how to encourage himself in the Lord.

That is important for us to learn.

One way to get a

Burst of Encouragement

is to check out our series called

"Champions for Christ" 

Here is a

GREAT Page: 

Morning Prayer for Champions!

Keep God First

God is the most important thing in our life

- but -

it is easy

to get busy and

get distracted

and forget

to make sure that

a close relationship

with God

is our main priority!

Bible Reading



helps keep us


New Year Prayer

of Dedication

Dear Lord,

I want to be right with you.

I want that more than I want anything else.

Keep me close to you, Lord.

If I get drowsy in my Christian walk, Please WAKE Me UP!

Each day I will listen for your voice.

In love and devotion I pray,


Copyright © 2017 Beth McLendon of

Inspiration & Motivation

Will you spend this new year being...

Apathetic about Jesus or Amazingly on Fire for Jesus?

Bored with God or Bold for Christ?

Content in sin or Constantly Hungry for more of God?

Determined to be Popular & Accepted or Determined to Please God?

Empty Spiritually or Enthusiastic for Jesus?

Following Pleasure or Following Jesus?

Focused on Selfishness or Focused on Serving God?

Going after stuff or Going after Jesus?

Hiding from God's truth or Hiding Scripture in your heart?

Inspired by entertainment stars or Inspired by the one who made the heavenly STARS?

Joyful in sin or Joyful in sharing Jesus with others?

Keenly interested in ways to stay away from God or Keenly interested in ways to get close to God?

Lukewarm about living for Jesus or Lively & Excited about living for Jesus?

Moving toward an easy, self - directed life or Moving toward a holy life?

Needy for what the world has to offer or Needy for what only God can give?

Open to temptation or Open to the leading of the Holy Spirit?

Putting yourself first or Putting God first?

Quick to sin or Quick to Obey to the Voice of God?

Running from God or Running toward God?

Seeking to hide from God or Seeking to lay your sins bare before God?

Thrilled by what the world has to offer or Thrilled by what Jesus has to offer?

Under the grip of sin and addiction or Under the command of God?

Very influenced by entertainment & worldly friends or Very influenced by Bible verses?

Walking with the devil or walking with God?

X-pert at proving that you are justified

in your life choices


X-pert at kneeling before God and

smashing your pride?

We can always "prove" we are right,

but is the Lord convinced?

Proverbs 16:2 TLB

Yielded to sin or Yielded to God?

Zeal - filled for getting what you want or
Zeal - filled for following Hard after God's will?

Copyright © 2017 Beth McLendon of

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