A New Year Prayer

God of mercy, help us today to grow in your likeness, that we who sinned in Adam may rise again in Christ.

Let your word be a lamp to guide us, that we may live the truth and grow always in your love.

Teach us to be faithful in seeking the common good for your sake, that your light may shine on the whole human family by means of your Church.

Touch our hearts to seek your friendship more and more, and to make amends for our sins against your wisdom and goodness.

—From “A Shorter Morning and Evening Prayer: 
The Psalter of the Liturgy of the Hours”