A Prayer for the New Year

Categories: Commentary

Heavenly Father,Baby Jesus

In this time of new beginnings,

We recall how the heavens celebrated the birth

of a new born baby wrapped

in swaddling clothes in a manager.

We think back to His humble beginnings and

recall the obstacles and challenges He faced in life.

At this time of new beginnings,

And at the beginning of this New Year,

Inspire our hearts to act as good examples.

Help us to believe as Mary and Joseph did,

In God’s great love for each of us,

So like them, we can make ourselves available to Him,

so His incredible plan for us can be fulfilled.


Ecce Adsum (surrendering to His will)

Submitted by Paula Chenchar Hanus