My Prayer for the New Year

A Soothing Ray of Light

O God, help me let go of
everything in my life
and all that I expect and wish for.
I know that You have
the best plan for me,
and I am trying
to give You everything:
my life, my time, my possessions
and my aspirations.
Help me to wait upon You
and not take matters
into my own hands.
I want to give You my all
and I believe
with all my heart and strength
that You will take care of me,
far and above anything I could ever do.
I love you Lord,
and I want all of my life
to be my gift to You.
Help me, please, dear Lord,
let go of everything
that keeps me from being
more fully united to You.

Lord, help me grow
in humility,
help me to confess
my own brokenness.
Help me move out of my world
of illusion and self-created desires
and into Your universe
of love, joy and peace.

Lord, I cry out for healing.
Transform my brokenness,
I beg You,
into a new life in You,
the true source
of strength and wholeness.

Help me, Lord, remove everything
that blocks me from joyfully living
the good news of the paschal mystery.
O awesome and transcendent God,
free me from the slavery of my sinfulness.

In my prison of darkness,
Your unmerited grace
is a soothing ray of light.

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