Father in Heaven, bless us in the year ahead. Bless our friends, relatives, acquaintances, and our enemies. Assist the poor and the sick. Grant peace to this nation and to all peoples. Make us desire the things that please Thee. May all our actions be inspired by Thy Holy Spirit and carried out by Thy assistance, so that all our labors and prayers, having begun in Thee, may likewise be brought to fulfillment through Thee. We ask this in the Holy Name of Jesus. Amen.