Prayer for a Blessed New Year

Father God, You always give me the grace to start anew. My new life gained through Jesus is the greatest grace ever. Thank you for loving me endlessly! In the New Year... Help me grow more intimate with You in prayer. Let me become wiser and deeper in Your Word. Mold me to be more Christ-like in character, speech and action. May my life be a fragrant offering that glorifies Your name. Please protect my family and friends; keep us from evil and harm. Bestow abundant blessings as we embark on another year, and let it be filled with faith, hope and love. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.