I can’t think of a better prayer to pray in anticipation of a New Year:
God, You are my strength and my refuge. You are my ever present help in any trouble in my life. I will not fear even when all those natural things around me are collapsing or roaring with noise. I will look for Your River that brings gladness and joy to the Holy City – Your City, God. Your Words are a river. You never fail. You who dwell on the Most High; You will not let me fall. You will be there at break of day to help me. At Your voice it melts away.