Conchita González, one of the Garabandal vissionaries, wrote this prayer in her Diary on January 1, 1967. This simple prayer can also become our petition as the new year begins. There are so many things that we can ask Our Lord, but we also have so much to be thankful for.
Let us do the same as Conchita. May we have a grateful heart that asks for what it needs with trust. Notice that she prays for everyone that spreads the message. We cannot keep the message of Our Blessed Mother to ourselves. We have to spread it and make it known so that it may be lived.
Let us listen to and pray this prayer.
CONCHITA’S PRAYER—JANUARY 1, 1967
Mother, I pray that this new year
That I not be vain.
I ask you also for sincerity, gratitude and
Love for You.
Lord, this is what I ask of you this year:
Give me the spirit of sacrifice, of prayer.
Let me receive Communion with more fervor,
And visit the Blessed Sacrament more often.
Forgive me, Lord.
Thank you for all of the good that you have given us.
Thank you for all of the good that you have given my family and
Forgive us for not always doing what you ask.
Lord, thank you for this new year and forgive me for last year.
Lord, I pray for all those whom you have commended to me.
Above all for those who need you most.
Lord, I also pray for the souls in Purgatory.
I pray for all of the sick.
For those who spread the message;
And for those who don’t want to know anything about the message.
I pray for everyone.
I also pray for those who write to me now,
And for all who have written to me telling me about their needs.
Lord, I tell You about them,
Although I cannot tell you about all of them,
Lord, you already know.
Mother, listen to all of us,
Tell your Son
And help and give them what they pray for,
If it is for your greater glory and Jesus'
And for the good of our souls.
Lord, forgive those you have entrusted to me.
Lord, I pray so that your message will spread more and more
And that all who spread the message
Will do it for You.
Lord, thank you for them.
Glory be to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
Hail, Mary Most Pure,
Conceived without sin.