To pray with faith for the New Year
My beloved Jesus, we want to offer you in this hour when time turns a page of the history of men, our eyes and our prayers, contemplating the Mystery of Christmas, of your Crib, where you were born to save us.
And just as you were no more than a fragile child, depending on everything from your Blessed Mother and Saint Joseph, your adoptive Father, so we want to be before you and your Father.
First and foremost, we want to thank you for all the graces we have received during this last year, thanks for pardon, graces of love, come into our hearts for Holy Communion. Also by all the strengths and helps that we receive from You to fulfill our obligations and duties, both material and spiritual.
We know, O Good Jesus, that because of the abandonment in which we have left you for our sins, all that we have comes to us from the poverty of the cave in which you were born, from the Cross that you accepted for us. And that, by the glorious Resurrection we will reach, so will we, the Heaven where you dwell.
Today the world prepares to celebrate one final year, another that begins. We want to remember, first and foremost, that it was your birth in Bethlehem that gave birth to all ages. There, in that sublime hour, time stopped counting to start a new era, marked by your presence on Earth.
This is how we want to live every day, remembering that one day you were treading the dust of our roads, talking to our people, dying on a cross to show the way to Heaven. From this memory will come our happiness in this new year.
May this good year be for us and for all our dear parents, relatives and friends, of true happiness and sincere peace, and may the feasts of this hour only bring us closer to the endless time of your Eternity.