God of each new beginning,
Thank you for the start of this year.
As each day, each week, and each semester unfolds, help me to see the opportunities and the challenges I encounter as part of what will help me to learn and grow.
Fill me with wonder and curiosity.
Give me motivation and endurance.
Show me new and important things.
Help me to see that each day is a gift, to be used and treasured, even when it is a struggle.
Help me to know that you are walking with me through it all.