O, God, I thank You for giving me another year of life. I thank You for all the people who have remembered me today, and who have sent me cards, and letters, and good wishes, and presents. I think You for everything which I have been able to do by You. I thank You for all the experiences of the past year; For times of success which will always be happy memories; For times of success failure which reminded me of my need of You; For times of joy when the sun was shining; For times of sorrow which drove me to You. Forgive me For the hours I have wasted; For the chances I failed to take; For the opportunities I missed in the past year. Forgive me for not making of life all that I might have made of it and could have made of it; and help me in the days which lie ahead to make this the best year yet, and in it to bring credit to myself, happiness to my loved ones, and joy to You. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.