Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless His holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget none of His benefits; Who pardons all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases; who redeems your life from the pit, Who crowns you with loving kindness and compassion; Who satisfies your years with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle (Psalm 103 1-5).
As we end this year, let us not forget to give thanks for the blessings and benefits that came to us from the direct hand of our heavenly Father. Surely God has been good and merciful to us. Praise His holy name!
Lord, You have led us victoriously through this year, and You have brought us safely to the beginning of another. For this we thank and praise you. Let the gratitude of my heart come before you as my sacrifice of praise! "And since words can never measure, let my life show forth your praise." Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.