On the first day of the new year, Rumi used to recite the following prayer.
"O great God, I beg You to be protected against Satan and to be helped to
fight against the greedy and the lustful soul in me, that orders me to do evil, to busy
myself with things that draw me closer to You, and avoid those that pull me away from
You. O God, kind and merciful one! I ask You this in the name of Your pity,
Magnanimous and All-generous One!"