If you are moving to a new place, whether it is across town or across the country, you may be feeling a range of emotions. You may be excited about the new opportunities that await you, but you may also feel anxious and scared.
I remember how worried I was about moving to a new city. I didn’t know anyone and I was leaving the comfort of my home. But, as I prayed these prayers below, God eased my anxiety and helped me to adjust to my new surroundings.
Remember, you will have an instant community in your church – and if you don’t attend, there is always voluntary work, which is a great way to meet people.
A prayer is a powerful tool that can help us in times of transition. Here are ten prayers for when you’re going somewhere new. Moving to a new place can be challenging, but with these prayers, you can ease the transition and make the process smoother.
Thank you for the opportunity to move and start fresh. I know that this is not going to be an easy transition, but with your help, I know that I can get through it.
Please give me the strength to leave my old home and to adjust to my new surroundings. Please give me the courage to meet new people and to make new friends.
Most of all, God, please help me to trust you through this process. I know that you have a plan for me and that you will never leave me or forsake me. Thank you for your love and your grace. Amen.
Thank you for providing a safe and comfortable home for me and my family. As we move to this new place, please help us to quickly adjust and feel at home.
Please bless our new home and help us to be good stewards of all that you have given us. We pray that this would be a place where we can grow closer to you and to each other. Amen.
We are so grateful for the new place you have provided for us to live. Thank you for keeping us safe as we move and for giving us a comfortable place to call home.
May this new home be a place where we can grow in our relationship with you. We pray that you would bless this new home and all who enter it. Amen.
Thank you for the opportunity to start fresh in this new place. As I leave my old home and old habits behind, I pray that you would give me the strength to start anew. Help me to be open to new experiences and new people.
I pray that you would help me to grow in my faith and to trust you more each day. Amen.
Dear Father in Heaven, please help me to be patient as I move into a new home with my husband. Please guide me as I make decisions about what will work best for us.
Help me to find joy in the little things as I adjust to living in a new community. And may I never forget that You are with me, even if I cannot see or feel Your presence. Amen.
Dear God in Heaven, please ease the transition for my family. The children have a new school, and I have a new job. We are all going to be so busy. Please help us to remember that we need You in our lives every day.
Help us to take the time for family prayer and meals together, even if it is just a quick breakfast before school or work. Amen.
Dear Lord, I pray for courage as I move to this new place. I don’t know anyone here, and I am feeling so alone.
Please help me to reach out and make friends. Please help me to get involved in my community and to find my place here.
I pray that You would bless this new adventure that I am embarking on. Amen.
Dear Father, please help us to adjust as a family to our new surroundings. We are all feeling a little lost and confused right now.
Please help us to find our bearings and to settle into our new home. I pray that You would bless this new place that we are living in and that we would soon feel at home here. Amen.
Dear Lord Jesus, please help me to be patient as I move into a new home. Please bless my new neighbors and friends. Help them to accept me and my children with open arms. Amen.
Dear Father in Heaven, please help me to be patient as I move into a new home. Please guide me in making good decisions about where to live and what to do with my time.
Help me to make wise choices about people I meet and places I visit. And please bless those who are helping me move and those who will be caring for me during this transition. Amen.
I hope that these prayers help you as you move to a new place. When I moved, I used one poem a day from this list to say every morning for the first few days, as a positive start to my day in my new place.
Remember, God is always with you, even when it feels like everything is changing!