Also... I encourage you to start a new tradition for 2009 -- either ring in the new year with prayer, grab a prayer journal to use throughout the year, or start a prayer blog.
"Then the LORD replied: "Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that a herald may run with it."
A few years ago, a friend of mine and I did this, we even wrote down a few requests and sealed them in an envelope to lay our requests before the Lord. You would have chills if you knew what I put in that envelope and how the Lord has answered those requests. God longs for our conversation and relationship, and to hear our requests and thoughts. I encourage you to be serious about giving even 5 minutes in your day to God over and above your bedtime prayers. It will literally change your life!