Prayer for the New Year...
Let us praise the Lord of days and seasons and years, saying:
Glory to God in the highest!
And peace to his people on earth!
Our lives are made of days and nights, of seasons and years,
for we are part of a universe of suns and moons and planets.
We mark ends and we make beginnings and, in all, we
praise God for the grace and mercy that fill our days.
Remember us, O God;
from age to age be our comforter.
You have given us the wonder of time,
blessings in days and nights, seasons and years.
Bless your children at the turning of the year
and fill the months ahead with the bright hope
that is ours in the coming of Christ.
You are our God, living and reigning, forever and ever.
Many people make New Year's Day a day of prayer for peace. The above prayer is part of a prayer service designed to be used in the home on New Year's Day, published on the USCCB website. (United State Conference of Catholic Biships). If you would like to use the prayer service in its entirety for your family, just CLICK HERE.