We begin our New Year in prayer continuing our Christmas celebration on the Octave Day of the Nativity of the Lord and commemorating the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God.
May God bless us in his mercy. We look back to the past and beseech that the Lord have pity on us and bless us. The Lord has blessed us and kept us to this day. We look towards he future and strive to be glad and exult. In hope, we believe that God will let his face shine upon us and that He will be gracious and make His ways known to us!
We have seen and heard much over these days, much has been told to us. For all that was Yours and You, help us to reflect upon them in our heart and keep all that is good.
Lord, sent the Spirit of Your Son into our hearts. We cry our "Abba, Father!" as your heirs in the Reign of God, Your daughters and sons.
May God bless us in his mercy. <image source>