God of our yesterdays, our today, and our tomorrows,
we thank you for the year behind us and for the year ahead. Please help us grow and heal, and be able to treasure even the hard experiences of 2011 because you were with us. In 2012, help us to worry less and laugh more, to teach others to love by loving them. Help us to hear your love song in every sunrise, in the stories of the old, and the dreams of the young. Help us to stop and listen to your love song, so we know you better and better. Thank you for another new year and for new chances every day. We leave the irreparable past in your hands, and step out into the unknown knowing you will go with us. We rejoice in what's ahead, depending on You to help us do exactly what You want.