Psalm 131 is a prayer of a person at rest with God, with his world, with himself. Not a bad place to begin the new year and decade.
A person at rest prays with …
A humble heart.
“O LORD, my heart is not lifted up; my eyes are not raised too high; I do not occupy myself with things to great and too marvelous for me.” (v.1)
A hushed soul.
“But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me.” (2)
A hopeful resolve.
“O Israel, hope in the LORD from this time forth and forevermore.” (3)