For this first day of Ordinary Time in the new year, a rainbow to remind us of God’s overarching care at all times and in all seasons. He is always present, bringing peace in the midst of disturbance. As St Teresa wrote: ‘Let nothing disturb you, let nothing frighten you, all things are passing away. God never changes. Patience obtains all things. Whoever has God lacks nothing; God alone suffices’.

You may wish to use this prayer during the day – may God bless you through it, and keep you close to Himself.