Prayer for the New Year

The old has passed away; behold the new has come. – 2 Corinthians 5:17
 
God, thank you for a new year. May everyone in our family be willing to begin anew with a clean slate. We know that you forgive us. Help us to be willing to forgive ourselves and to forgive one another.
 
As we begin a new year, remind us of our truest values and our deepest desires. Help us to live in the goodness that comes from doing what you want us to do. Help us to put aside anxiety about the future and the past, so that we might live in peace with you now, one day at a time. Amen.