Saturday, January 1 — Psalm 1
Genesis 1:1–2:3; Matthew 1:1–17
If anyone secretly entices you—even if it is your brother, your father’s son or your mother’s son, or your own son or daughter, or the wife you embrace, or your most intimate friend—saying, “Let us go worship other gods,” you must not yield to or heed any such persons. Deuteronomy 13:6,8
Jesus said, “Whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother.” Mark 3:35
Faithful God, we greet this new year with hopefulness. Keep us steadfast upon your will, regardless of what may come our way, for you are our guide and our certainty—our truth and our love. Amen.