December 31, 2018 Monday The 7th day in the Octave of Christmas*C
1 John 2:18-21
What came to be through him was life. John 1:4
Lord, I turn my calendar over tonight to a new year. You gave me this year of life and tomorrow I’ll begin a new one. I thank you Lord for walking with me the past 12 months. I ask for your forgiveness for the times I have sinned and chosen my way over your way. You have stood by me in sickness and health, in success and failure, in doubt and in truth. I am most grateful for the grace you have given me to be your disciple. I pray my relationship with you is good and will become closer in the year to come. Making resolutions in the New Year is a popular thing for many. Most probably never last more than a few weeks. But I want to place in your hands the coming year and whatever it will bring. May I use the time you give me to do your will. Help me to be faithful to you and your plan for me. Show me how I can best serve you in my family, church, and community. As I continue to celebrate Christmas open my eyes to see your glory this coming year. Amen.