O God, I thank you for giving me another year of life. I thank you for all the people who have remembered me today, who have sent me cards, and letters and good wishes and presents. I thank you for everything which I have been enabled by you to do and to be in the past year. I thank you for all the experiences of the past year,
for the times of success which will always be happy memories;
for times of failure which remind me of my own weakness and of my need of you;
for times of joy when the sun was shining;
for times of sorrow which drove me to you.