Thank you, Lord, for all of the graces and blessings of this past year.
How wonderful, Lord, are the blessings you send us every moment of every day, beginning
with waking us up to new life after strengthening us through a good night's sleep.
And, thank you, Lord, for the gift of your Presence that envelopes us throughout the day.
Never may we forget that You wrap your arms of love around us throughout the day.
Kindly, Lord, continue to walk beside us, behind us, and in front of us, even when we forget our need of your protection through a given day.
So in need of your throughout the day, especially as we encounter obstacles and difficulties, we call upon you for your protection on a daily basis.
Grant us, Lord, a heart full of gratitude, knowing that without you we will go astray, giving in to temptations too forceful for us to overcome alone.
In your mercy, Lord, save us, especially when internal enemies wage war against the good within us.
Very often, Lord, our weaknesses have had the best of us, when, like Peter on the waters, we have taken our eyes off you.
In times when we have foolishly believed that we could journey through difficulties on our own powers, send someone into our lives to redirect us to the Truth.
Never, Lord, may we abandon our trust and faith in You as our Lord and Savior.
Grateful for your Love and Mercy, we pray with Mary: "My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; my spirits finds joy in you, O God....God, you who are mighty, have done great things for me. Holy us your name" (cf Luke 1: 46-49).