Prayer for the First Day of the Year
O God, ever blessed and eternal! I thank You that today You have allowed me to begin a new year. Here in Your presence I make my resolutions for the days to come.
to be faithful and true to those who love me, and loyal to those who are my friends, so that I may never bring distress to their hearts;
to live in forgiveness and in kindness, that I may go about ever doing good;
to live in goodness and purity, that I may resist temptation and may be a strength to others who are tempted;
to live in sympathy and gentleness, that I may bring comfort to the sorrowing, and understanding to the perplexed;
to live in serenity and self-control, that no anger and no passion may disturb my own peace and the peace of others;
to live in full obedience to You and in Your perfect love, that in doing Your will I may find peace.
O God, our Father, grant me the strength to keep these resolutions all this year: through Jesus Christ our Lord.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
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