**Prayer for a New Year:
Lord God, master of time and eternity, yours is the present and the future, the past and the future. Now that is ending a year, I want to thank you for all that I received from you.
Thanks for life and love, for flowers, air and sun, joy and pain, for all the things that turned possible and also for the things it could not be.
I offer everything I did last year, the work that I made and the things that went through my hands and for what I could build.
I present you to the people that I loved throughout these months, new friendships, those closest to me and those who are far away, those who gave me their hand and those that I could help, with whom I shared life , work, pain and joy.
But, Lord today I apologize.
Sorry for lost time, for the money wasted on useless things and for the wasted word.
Sorry for the empty works and shoddy work, and forgiveness to live without enthusiasm.
Sorry also, for the prayer that I gradually was delaying and until now I come to introduce.
Sorry for all my forgetfulness, carelessness and silence, again... I apologize.
When starting a new year I stop my life in front to the new calendar still unused and I present you these days, that only YOU know if I'll get to live them.
Today I pray for me and those that I love, I pray for peace and joy, strength and wisdom, clarity and wisdom. I want to live each day with optimism and kindness, carrying around a heart full of understanding and peace.
Close my ears to all falsehood and my lips to lying words, selfish, biting or stinging words.
Open my soul to all that is good, that my spirit be full of blessings and I can spread that blessing in my walk.
Fill me with goodness and joy, in that way those living with me or those that come around me could see in my life a little more of you. Give us Lord a Happy Year and teach us to spread happiness. amen
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year for all of you!**