AN ACT OF THANKSGIVING FOR THE BLESSINGS OF THE PAST YEAR
O GOD, the beginning and the end of all things, Who art always
selfsame, and Whose years fail not, we now,
at the close of another year, kneel in
adoration before Thee, and offer Thee our deepest gratitude for the
fatherly care with
which Thou hast watched over us during the past, for
the many times Thou hast shielded us from evils of soul and body,
for the numberless blessings, both temporal and spiritual, which Thou
hast showered upon us.
May it please Thee to accept the homage of our
grateful hearts which we offer Thee in union with the infinite
thanksgiving of Thy Divine Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, Who with Thee
liveth and reigneth forever and ever. Amen.