Prayer for You This Year–2018
As many people start the year with a fresh start and New Year’s Resolutions, it’s a time to look toward the upcoming year. The same is true for me. I’ll be participating with my church in a 21 day challenge involving 21 days of prayer, discipline and bible study. During the month of January, I will be spending some time in concentrated prayer. As part of my prayer time, I will be spending time praying for my blog, readers, and subscribers. I plan on praying for each person on my subscriber list individually.
There will be some general areas that I will be praying for each of you, which I’ll detail below. However, I’d also like to take this opportunity to reach out to you and see if you have any specific needs or prayer requests that you would like me to pray about. I would love to hear from you!
You can let me know your requests by:
- Posting a comment below (at the bottom of this page)
- Sending a message through my contact page by clicking here
- Sending me an email at tracy at happyhealthyandprosperous dot com (I have to list the email this way to avoid those crazy spam robots! :P)
I will add your specific requests to my list, and I will commit to praying for you and your needs. If you don’t have any specific needs, please know that you are still being prayed for by name anyway!
General areas I’ll be praying for
- Spiritual growth and relationship with God and for you to also grow in wisdom stature and favor like Jesus did
- Health, healing and emotional well-being
- Relationships with others in your life
- Finances and prosperity
- Gifts, calling and purpose
- Strength and courage
- Open doors for you this year and close the wrong ones
- Experience God’s love this year
My prayer for you this year…
I pray for _____ to have good fortune in everything they do and for their good health—that their everyday affairs prosper, as well as their soul. I also ask that _____ will grow this year in wisdom, stature, and favor just at Jesus did. Please bring any necessary healing and remove any pain (physical or emotional) because your word promises that Jesus carried our pains and by his stripes we are healed.
I pray you help _____ to cultivate iron sharpens iron relationships this year, and help them to be humble, gentle, patient, loving, peaceful, and encouraging in their relationships while also making allowances for each other’s faults.
Please encourage _____ in their work this year. Help _____ to work willingly at whatever they do as though they were working for you rather than people. Establish the work of _____’s hands and give them favor in the workplace.
I pray that you would supply all of _____’s needs so that they will always have what they need at the time they need it and always have more than enough in order to be a blessing to others as well. Additionally for their finances, I pray that you would prosper them and give them wisdom, supernatural favor and increased channels of blessing.
I pray for _____’s gifts, calling, and purpose that you have planted inside of them—that you would help _____ to see the specific gifts and talents that you have placed inside of them. Begin to show them the calling and purpose that you have placed on their life. Show them the best pathway for their life and direct their footsteps. Give them guidance and direction in any areas of their life where they need answers this year.
Help _____ to be strong and courageous, to not be afraid or discouraged, and reassure _____ that you are with them wherever they go. Fill them and guard them with a peace that passes understanding—Let _____’s life be full of peace this year! Open doors that no one can close for _____ this year and close the wrong ones.
Finally, may _____ experience your love in such a real way, and make _____ complete with the fullness of life and power from you! I ask these things based on promises from your word and in the name of your son, Jesus. Amen.
Scriptures this prayer was based upon and scriptures I will be praying over you:
“I pray for good fortune in everything you do, and for your good health—that your everyday affairs prosper, as well as your soul!” 3 John 1:2 (MSG)
“Jesus grew in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and all the people.” Luke 2:52 (NLT)
“Yet He Himself bore our sicknesses, and He carried our pains; but we in turn regarded Him stricken, struck down by God, and afflicted. But He was pierced because of our transgressions, crushed because of our iniquities; punishment for our peace was on Him, and we are healed by His wounds.” Isaiah 53:4-5 (HCSB)
“As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” Proverbs 27:17 (NIV)
“Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love. Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace.” Ephesians 4:2-3 (NLT)
“Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.” Hebrews 10:24-25 (NLT)
“Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.” Colossians 3:23 (NLT)
“May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us– yes, establish the work of our hands.” Psalm 90:17 (NIV)
“But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19 (KJV)
“If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.” James 1:5 (NLT)
“Surely, LORD, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield.” Psalm 5:12 (NIV)
“…I will open the windows** of heaven for you. I will pour out a blessing so great you won’t have enough room to take it in!…” Malachi 3:10 (NLT)
“And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others.” 2 Corinthians 9:8 (NLT)
“A spiritual gift is given to each of us so we can help each other.” 1 Corinthians 12:7 (NLT)
“A man’s gift makes room for him and brings him before great men.” Proverbs 18:16 (AMP)
“The LORD says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.” Psalm 32:8 (NLT)
“Direct my footsteps according to your word; let no sin rule over me.” Psalm 119:133 (NIV)
“This is my command–be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 (NLT)
“And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:7 (ESV)
“…This is the message from the one who is holy and true, the one who has the key of David. What he opens, no one can close; and what he closes, no one can open: “I know all the things you do, and I have opened a door for you that no one can close. You have little strength, yet you obeyed my word and did not deny me.” Revelation 3:7-8 (NLT)
“May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.” Ephesians 3:19 (NLT)
Take Some Practical Steps for a Prayer for 2018:
First, let me know how I can pray for you more specifically:
- Post a comment below OR
- Send a message through my contact page by clicking here OR
- Send me an email at tracy at happyhealthyandprosperous dot com
Secondly, I challenge you to spend more time in prayer this year—Maybe even start with this month. Consider praying this same prayer (see above) for yourself and others in your life.
Next, learn more about prayer. Here are some previous posts about prayer that you might find helpful (click on the name to visit the link):
Finally, check out a few of these other helpful resources on prayer:
- This is a link to my church’s (Church on the Move) prayer resource page that has several helpful videos, podcasts, recommended books, and scripture references.
- Here are some prayer resources from Joe McGee.
- This link contains a sermon series called “Pray-versation” by Beth Jones, one of my favorite speakers. Pastor Beth also did a wonderful 4-part series several years ago in March 2009 called “Living on a Prayer”. I highly recommend that series as well—you can find it on iTunes or here on podbay.fm (scroll down to March 2009 to find it).
- Here is a simple post by Joyce Meyer on prayer, what it is, and how it works.
- Additionally, this site has some helpful FAQ’s on prayer (Caveat: This link and subsequent posts are for general reference, and I don’t necessarily agree with or endorse everything contained therein.)
What are your specific needs or prayer requests that you would like me to pray about? Tell us about it by leaving a comment below.
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