Office of Conciliation - Archdiocese of Chicago

F.Y.I.R. - For Your Information and Reflection

A Prayer of Continued Thanks and Hope in the New Year

God of our yesterdays, our today, and our tomorrows. Thank You for the year behind us and for the year ahead. Help us in the new year, Father-Lord, to fret less and laugh more. To teach our children to laugh by laughing with them. To teach others to love by loving them. Thank You for another new year and for new chances every day. We pray for peace, for light, and for hope, that we might spread them to others.