O God, I thank you for giving me another year of life.
I thank you for all the people
who have remembered me today,
and who have sent me cards, letters, good wishes, and presents.
I thank you for everything which I have been enabled by you to do and to be in the past year.
I thank you for all the experiences of the past year;
for the times of success which will always be happy memories;
for the times of failure which will remind me of my weakness and of my need of you;
for the times of joy when the sun was shining;
for the times of sorrow which drove me to you.
Forgive me for the hours I have wasted;
for the chances I failed to take;
for the opportunities, I missed in the past year.
forgive me that I have not made of life all that I might have made of it and could have made of it;
and help me in the days which lie ahead to make this the best year yet, and in it to myself, happiness to my loved ones, and joy to you.
This I ask for Jesus’ sake. Amen.