Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty. This I declare about the Lord: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I trust him.
Merciful God, thank you for providing for us. Thank you for being our place of safety. You are magnificent, and we love you because you first loved us with an everlasting love. As we prepare to enter this new year, we cast our cares on you. We trust that in you, we will find hope and healing. Give us the strength to face the challenges we will encounter. Give us courage and wisdom to follow where you will lead us. Protect us from dangers seen and unseen. Give us patience, O Lord, and while we are waiting for you to show us the way, please grant us your peace. In the name of Jesus, we pray. Amen.