Catholic Prayer For New Year

This Catholic prayer for New Year is a time when we look back on the past year, and look ahead to the future. As we enter this new year, let us pray together so that we may always have God’s providence to guide us and His unending mercy to forgive us, so that we might all live in the joy of His love throughout this year and every moment of our lives.

Catholic Prayer For New Year

God the Father in heaven, we thank you for the opportunity to pray together as a family.

We believe that the Lord Jesus is present in our midst right now, according to His words, “For where two or three are gathered together in My name, there I am in the midst of them.”

We believe, Jesus, that You hear the prayers we offer to You.

Lord Jesus, You are the center of the Holy Family. Not only because You are God and man, but because to the end of Your life You are the son of Mary and Joseph.

Help us to understand that in Christian families we need Your love. Give us the grace of true love in our families so that we are willing to sacrifice for one another, because You teach us such love.

Catholic Prayer For New Year

New Year’s celebrations may date back to as early as 2,000 B.C. in ancient Babylon. While the modern calendar as we know it—and celebrating the New Year on Jan. 1—is a more recent creation, Jesus may have had some understanding of the concept, at least in the context of Jewish customs surrounding the celebration of the new year.

Leviticus 23:24-45 makes reference to this:

24 Tell the Israelites: On the first day of the seventh month[a] you will have a sabbath rest, with trumpet blasts as a reminder, a declared holy day; 25 you shall do no heavy work, and you shall offer an oblation to the Lord.

Leviticus 23:24-45

Other places in Scripture capture the spiritual essence of New Year’s and its focus as a time of refreshment and new beginnings. These passages are worth reflecting on as you look ahead to the new year:

4 He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there shall be no more death or mourning, wailing or pain, [for] the old order has passed away.” 5 The one who sat on the throne[a] said, “Behold, I make all things new.” Then he said, “Write these words down, for they are trustworthy and true.” 6 He said to me, “They are accomplished.[b] I [am] the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give a gift from the spring of life-giving water.

Revelation 21:4-6

36 [a]And he also told them a parable. “No one tears a piece from a new cloak to patch an old one. Otherwise, he will tear the new and the piece from it will not match the old cloak. 37 Likewise, no one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the new wine will burst the skins, and it will

Luke 5:36-38

See, I am doing something new! Now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? In the wilderness I make a way, in the wasteland, rivers.

Isaiah 43:19

11 For I know well the plans I have in mind for you—oracle of the Lord—plans for your welfare and not for woe, so as to give you a future of hope.

Any of these readings are great for New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day reflection, but the Hallow app has daily readings and reflections for each day. Download the app and start praying today

Jeremiah 29:11

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