I wanted to do something a little different, something that would keep you empowered and feeling more confident in the new year; it seems as if it’s been a rocky start for most. In an Instagram story this past week, I asked for prayer requests and would add them to a post so others could come and pray for them as they stop by.
And they’ve really hit home for me.
I thought that by starting this new year with prayer over the things to come, our footsteps would feel a little less wavering and a lot more stable.
These are the prayers of this community here – feel free to consider them in your quiet times and you’re more than welcome to add a prayer to the wall.
Let’s start this new year off strong, in love, and in hope.
“Pray for my mental health and that I could get through this rough patch in my life.” –Zoe
“That I focus less on my problems and more on Him.” –Kimberly
“My prayer for this new year is that I stop saying ‘what if’ and start saying ‘even if’ – even if all else fails God does not. Even if I fall down with every step, God will catch me. I just need to let him. I need to let God love me. To realize that I deserve to be loved. And I pray that when I make these next major decisions for my life that I don’t make them in vain. That I go in the direction that God has laid out for me and somehow, some way, I can finally find the joy in my life.” –Emma
“Lately it’s been super hard for me to stick to doing my devotions. I’m just asking for prayers for my strength and willingness to make time in my day to do them.” –Anonymous
“Pray for finding my purpose and for world peace.” –Anisha
“My prayer is that I can tell my friends about God and His love for them.” –Anonymous
“Pray for my mental health.” –Anonymous
“Please pray that I will be able to go to Hillsong College this July. Getting the finances for this opportunity is the biggest challenge and is giving me fear and encouraging doubt. But I know God is faithful! Pray that myself and my friends will not be anxious but God will increase our faith.” –Anela
“For my women’s Bible study, strength in Jesus to fight depression, anxiety, and sin day in and day out.” –Julie
“I am really struggling with temptations and resisting the devil.” –Anonymous
“For my parents, and for my relationship with Jesus that it grows deeper! And for my little sis that she grows in her walk with Jesus! Also, just for some of my stressful school projects that I can finish them…and stressful moments in general. Lastly, for my future husband and our relationship…that we can show through our love that Jesus loves everyone!” –Lexi
“Trust, clarity, and greater love.” –Anonymous
“A deeper faith with God, at times I doubt. I do pray about it as I don’t want to ever question God.” –Tasheika
“I could just use some prayer. Not really a lot to complain about, but my heart has been heavy and I’ve found it really hard to find joy in my days. Still dealing with grief but maybe it’s also the weather that’s weighing me down, or school and work pressure. I guess I could use prayer for wisdom, even in small everyday decisions, in my relationships, and that I would trust God with my anxious heart and thoughts. This year I really want to practice being still, but I’ve found it really hard so far.” –Selina
“My close friend committed suicide and I’m really hurting.” –Courtney