Almighty God, creator of time itself, we thank You for this past year and thank you for always being there for us in good times and bad times. There were so many memories this year and so many things to be thankful for. Thank You for the gift of time. That is really all that we have here on earth and we squander it. Help us in this coming year to live a life that is full of love and mercy to others. Help us to slow down to enjoy the tender moments of this life. Guide us so that we will be quick to listen and slow to speak so that our relationships with each other will be similar to the relationship that You have with us. One that is full of never ending forgiveness, grace and love. The same love that set us free from bondage to sin and death in the form of one small child that changed to world forever. To you alone be all the glory in each and everyone of our lives. In the name of Your Son, Jesus Christ, we pray. Amen.