Almighty God, thank you for health and strength and for new mercies. On this first day of the new year, we pray for peace in our valleys, deliverance from bondage, protection from evil, justice for the oppressed, comfort for those who mourn, soundness for troubled minds, healing for the sick, rest for the weary, and shelter from the storms of life. In all things, we give you glory! In the matchless name of Jesus, we pray. Amen.