A prayer for the new year Jan 4, 2022 | News By Thomas Merton First published in Thoughts in Solitude, 1956. Design: Glenn Newton. 1 Comment Sheila on 19/01/2022 at 2:03 pm Amen. What a beautiful prayer. For many of us, faith was partly theory. Now more than ever, I am holding onto 2 Corinthians 5:7, “For we walk by faith, not by sight”.