Here’s a “Prayer for the New Year” from a book I got at church. No author was given,
I thought these were GREAT ideas:
“Slow Me Down, Lord,
Lord, this year teach me the art of taking minute-vacations – of slowing down to look at a flower,
to chat with a friend,
to pat a dog,
to read the Bible.
Let me look upward
into the branches of the oak
know that it grew slowly and well.
Slow me down, Lord, and inspire me to send my roots deep into the soil of eternal values, that I may grow toward my eternal home.
Jesus Christ our Lord.
I didn’t include all of the prayer,
I hope you enjoyed what I did!
The book also had a page about the “Promises for the New Year” instead of goals:
“Promise to forget the mistakes of the past
press on to the greater achievements of the future.”