A New Year’s Prayer

Maker of heaven and earth, space and time, entering this new year I put my hope in you, trusting that you will provide whatever I need for body and soul and turn to my good whatever adversity you send me. Thank you that you are able to do this because you are almighty God, and that you desire to do this because you are a faithful Father. Amen. (HC 26)

—From Seeking God’s Face: Praying With the Bible Through the Year, p. 97

And a guilty pleasure: