Prayer on your Birthday

O God, today one more year of life is finished
And another year of life has begun.

Thank you for bringing me safely
Through the past year.

Grant that I may not only be a year older,
But also a year wiser.

Help me to profit by experience so that I may not
Make the same mistakes over and over again.

O God, at the end of one year of life
And at the beginning of another,
I cannot help remembering all that
I was meant to do in the past year
And how little I have actually done.
Help me in this upcoming year really
To carry out my resolutions and intentions
So that when I come to the end of it
There may be no regrets:

This I ask for your love’s sake, Amen.