For all that You gave me in the past years. Thank You for the sunshiny days and for the sad and cloudy ones; for the calm afternoons and the dark nights; for the love and for all beautiful and sweet things; for the flowers and the stars. Thank You for health and sickness, for sorrows and joys.

Thank You for all that You gave me and all that You asked of me. Thank You Lord, for Your smiling face and friendly hand that kept me strong. Thank You for the loneliness, for the work, for the worries, for the fears, for the difficulties and the tears; and for everything that brought me closer to You. I saw Your loving hands and providence even in the negatives! Thank You, Lord.

Thank You for preserving my Life to see this day and all the wonders You've has done in my Life. Thank You for having kept me alive, for having given me shelter, warmth and nourishment. Thank you, Lord, for having given me friends and dear ones. Thank You Lord.

Thank You Lord, for all the kindness You have shown me. Thank You, Father, for Your great love in giving me my life, for Your great patience in preserving me despite my sinfulness, for Your protection in the past and for the opportunity to serve and honor You in the future.

Thank You Lord, for keeping me numberless times from sin and death by the toils of Your life, the sufferings of Your Passion, and by Your victorious resurrection. Thank You, Holy Spirit of God, for bestowing so many graces upon my soul and for having so frequently renewed Your life within me. May my life, from now on, be a sign of my gratefulness.

Thank you for guiding me, for commanding every direction that I take in my life. I also want to thank you for bringing in and taking out all whom you felt needed to come through my life, because everyone has a season. I want to thank you for all that you have done and all that you continue to do for me, You brought love, hope and great changes into my life.

You wrap me and all that is me in your hands, love, protection and provided in every way that is possible and beyond. God all I can say is thank you so much for blessing me indeed, without you I am nothing but with you I have everything I'll ever need. I love you lord father God, THANK YOU.

Thank You Lord for this year and all the 365 days of this year; I am ready to do whatever You wish, Lord, I am ready to follow You always in all circumstances, but I ask You for faith to see You in everything and everybody; hope, that I may not dismay; and charity to love You and others more each day; and to let You be loved among those around me.

Lord, I pray You make me a better person this year. Strengthen and provide for me so that I'll be able to give to the needy. There are many in this world who have never had, or have lost a physical or mental gift that I so easily take for granted. The blind, the deaf, the mute, the lame and the mentally ill are with us. Grant that I may always know that I must give of myself to ease their trials and burdens. May I always remember their needs and be just and generous to them.

Give me patience and humility, detachment and generosity; give me Lord what is good for me which You alone know, for I do not know what is good for me I do not dare to ask. That my heart may be alert, my ears be attentive, my hands and mind active, and that I always may be ready to do Your Holy Will with Your grace.

Lord! Pour out Your grace and blessings upon all me, my beloved ones and grant the entire world Your peace.

Thank You, Lord. AMEN!!!

Oluwatomilola Boyinde writes from Osogbo, State of Osun.

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