Prayers for a Fresh Start

Devotional

The God who created you has called you by name! And no matter your situation, He is constantly inviting you to take part in the plans He has for you.

This should be exciting, but when life gets overwhelming and problems keep mounting, it’s easy to start doubting if we can be the people God created us to be. When this happens, one of the best things we can do is intentionally slow down and seek God’s heart.

By cultivating honest conversations with Him, we create space for God to refresh our souls and speak to us in a new way. So over the next seven days, let’s draw near to God through prayer. Let’s spend time in His presence, because He alone is able to prepare us for new seasons and fresh starts.

A Prayer for Guidance

God,

You know my heart. You understand my deepest wants and needs, and You know my every intention. You know me better than I know myself. There is nowhere I could run to escape Your presence, and nothing I could hide from You!

You alone are worthy of my praise.

I don’t always know what to ask for when I pray. My soul is weary and I am tired. I often worry about making the right decision—but I want to live a life that honors You.

Even though I may feel like I can’t move forward or see what’s ahead—You see me. And You know me. So please guide me. Show me the paths that lead to abundant life, and draw me near when I am tempted to stray from You.

I will place my hope in You at all times because You know all things, and You hold my life in Your hands. You are my strength in times of need, and You are my salvation.

So hold me close, Lord, and teach me to walk in a manner worthy of the calling You have given me. Direct my steps as You guard my life, because I want to glorify You.

In Jesus’ name,

Amen.

Action Step

Over the next seven days, spend a few minutes each day in silent reflection. Ask God to show you how He is guiding you into a new season, and what areas of your life you need to continue to trust Him with.