Here are some prayers from one of my favorite books, “Yours Is the Day, Lord….Yours is the Night” by Jeanie & David Gushee
O sweet Jesus Lord, Thou art the present portion of Thy people. Favor us with such a sense this year of Thy preciousness, that from its first to its last days we may be glad and rejoice in Thee! Let January open with joy in the Lord and December close with gladness in Jesus.
(Charles Spurgeon 1834-1892)
Grant, O Lord, that as the years change, I may find rest in Your eternal changelessness. May I meet this new year bravely, secure in the faith that, while we come and go, and life changes around us, You are always the same, guiding us with Your wisdom, and protecting us with Your love.
(William Temple 1881-1944)
Lord Christ, Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, whose years never fail; may I so pass through the coming year with a faithful heart, that in all things I may please You and reflect Your glory; for You are alive and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
(Mozarabic Sacramentary 7th c.)
It is well and good, Lord, if all things change, provided we are rooted in You. If I go everywhere with You, my God, everywhere things will happen for Your sake; that is what I desire.
(John of the Cross 1542-1591)