Prayer For the Last Day of the Year
O God, our Father, today we are looking back across the year that has passed from us.
There are so much for which we ought to give You thanks.
For health and for strength; for protection in the time of danger; for healing in the time of illness; for consolation in the day of sorrow; for daily light and daily encouragement.
Bless those for whom this has been a happy year, and make them give the thanks to You.
Bless those for whom this has been a sad year, and help them still to face the future with steady eyes.
And help us in the year that has come so to live that at the end of it we shall not only be one year older, but that we shall also be one year nearer You.