Happy New Year to all my friends and readers of Your Pastoral Coach!
Thanks for your friendship and counsel!
Prayer for the New Year
you assist all things,
and you search for the best guide
for human hearts.
Make us responsive
in this time of grieve and disintegration.
May this new year be for all of us
a year of edification and sanctification,
of interior life and reparation,
a year of great return
and of great pardon.
May your grace enkindle in all people
a love for the many unfortunate ones
whom poverty and misery reduce
to a condition of life
that is unworthy of human beings.
Arouse in the hearts
of those who call you Father
a hunger and thirst for social justice
and for fraternal charity
in deed and in truth.
grant peace in our days:
peace to our souls,
peace to our families,
peace to our country,
and peace among nations.
Pope Pius XII