Lord, as now we face this New Year,
let it be a time of grace:
For family and friends;
a year of blessings that increase;
a year of favor and your peace for all the human race.
For a new start I pray;
let it begin this very day:
A time of healing for our woes,
a time of mercies when pardon flows
for those who go astray.
A time of goodness for those held dear,
a time of pardon for those we fear.
Lord, let this be a blessed year.