Dear Jesus, we thank you for this new year. We need you to watch over us just like you did in the year’s past. Jesus, help us to be good to each other. Help us to be good to our families. Lord, I don’t know what we would do without you. Thank you Jesus for what you did for us last year without our asking. Amen.
-- Donnie Billingslea
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