January is the month of new beginnings.
That’s when people make new year’s resolutions and set goals for the rest of the year.
It’s the first month of the year and a good time to make plans for one’s life for the coming year.
The start of the year is the best time to reflect on what you want to achieve by the end of the year.
You also have sufficient time to start projects and complete them in good time.
As you make plans remember to submit them to God so he can make them succeed (Proverbs 16:3).
Below are 5 prayer points you can pray in January.
#1 Prayer For A New Beginning
January, being the first month of the year, brings with it new beginnings.
It is strategically positioned on the calendar and offers a chance to start over in any area of your life.
If you have failed to achieve something in the last year, now is a good time to try again.
Ask God for a new beginning in the areas of your life where you need one. Where you need a new job, a place to live or a fresh start in life, ask the Father.
Pray for God’s blessing over your new project, assignment or ministry.
God will bless what he has called you to do. Make sure what you are embarking on is God ordained.
Seek God for a revelation of the new thing he is doing in your life this year. Be open to what he wants to show you.
Sometimes he wants you to do something in a new way so you can get a different result from the last time you tried.
A new beginning comes with change and you can ask God to help you make the changes you need to. The Holy Spirit is there to help you (John 14:26).
#2 God’s Vision For Your Life In This New Season
God gives us a vision for our lives and what he wants us to do in a particular season.
He asks us to write it down (Habakkuk 2:2) because then it is clear and actionable.
Vision is important because it guides you in the right direction in life.
Pray for God to give you a clear vision of what he wants you to do this year.
Ask him to show you things from his perspective so you will know how to make plans for what he wants you to do.
Don’t lean on your understanding.
Ask God to give you strategies to fulfill the vision he has given you. Don’t assume the way he wanted you to do things last year is how he wants you to do them this year.
God always has a new way of doing things.
It’s important to have Bible verses to confirm what God is saying to you and you can ask him for one.
God will always speak to you in a way that aligns with his written word.
This is how you can confirm that you are hearing God and not your own thoughts.
#3 Discernement To Sift Through New Opportunities
It’s normal for many opportunities to open up in January.
Companies are recruiting new staff, ministries are looking for new volunteers, people are looking for partnerships, and the list is endless.
Your first prayer can be to ask God to give you the discernment to know opportunities from him and those that are not.
Not all invitations to work or get into a partnership are from him.
According to 1 Corinthians 2:14, you cannot discern some things in the natural but in the spirit realm.
Ask God to open doors to the opportunities he has laid out for you and to close doors you are not to walk through.
You may encounter an open door that is attractive, but it leads to a dead end because it was not God’s will for you.
Where an opportunity to work or minister opens up to you and you are sure it’s from God, pray for the wisdom to handle it well.
Trust that God has prepared you for that moment and walk through the open door with confidence.
God helps you see in the spiritual realm what is not visible by your natural eyes. He wants you to make informed choices when faced with many opportunities.
#4 God’s Help In Fulfilling The Assignments He Has Given You
God-given assignments need the help of God to fulfill. They are God’s ideas and are to fulfill a purpose larger than your life.
Your human wisdom is insufficient to do God’s work. In Ephesians 2:10 we learn that God prepares us in Christ to do the work he ordained for us in advance.
God is an ever present help in times of need and you can call upon him when you want him to come to your aid.
He is always with you and he assures you of his presence always. He will never leave nor forsake you.
Pray for divine wisdom to know what actions and decisions to take in doing God’s work. He is ready to give you ideas and strategies to help you succeed.
Follow the leading of the Holy Spirit and you will never get lost. You will make the right decisions.
If you need knowledge or additional resources, ask God to provide them and to open your eyes to see them.
He always provides for the work he calls you to do. He equips you with everything you need to do his work with excellence and he gets all the glory.
#5 The Right Alliances
God’s purpose for your life requires the help of others to fulfill it. There are people he has ordained to help you along the way.
Sometimes it hard to know who to partner with in the assignments God has given you.
Ask God to give you alliances that are of his spirit (Isaiah 30:1) because he has approved them.
The wrong alliances can lead you in the wrong direction and take you away from your destiny.
The right people will give you godly counsel and lead you closer to God and what he’s called you to do.
Pray that God will bring into your life those who he wants you to befriend in this season and to remove those who no longer serve a purpose in your life.
Pray for God to give you godly mentors who will help you grow in your faith and as a person.
They are the ones who see the potential in you and call it out.
These are people who are steps ahead on the journey you are taking and can counsel you with the wisdom they have gained.
Having the right people in your life will bless you and build you up.
Starting the year with God guarantees you will succeed in all you do. He is always ready to help you and show you the way.
The five prayer points above are only the beginning; there are many more you will find as you seek God.
Keep your eyes focused on God and the work set before you. Spend time in God’s word so you will have the wisdom to navigate this new year with ease.
Don’t give in to distractions but purpose to remove from your life anything that is not taking you closer to achieving your goals.