I am posting two prayers this afternoon in preparation for the new year as emerges in New Zealand, Australia and then on throughout Asia, Europe and Africa and finally the Americas. Both prayers are adapted from ones I wrote in previous years. This first one affirms God’s eternal faithful and caring presence with us.
The second prayer flows out of my concerns for the uncertain world in which we live. It affirms not only God’s presence but also God’s stability in our turbulent world.