“Before the calendar turns a new leaf over, before the social networking sites get flooded with messages, before the mobile networks get congested, let us take a quiet moment out to wish you a wonderful, happy, healthy and blessed New Year!”
God, thank you for a new year. May everyone be willing to begin anew with a clean slate. We know that you are always ready to forgive us. Help us to be willing to forgive ourselves and to forgive one another.
As we begin a new year, remind us of our truest values and our deepest desires. Help us to live in the goodness that comes from doing what you want us to do. Help us to put aside anxiety about the future and the past, so that we might live in peace with you now, one day at a time.