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Monday, December 31, 2007

Prayer for the new year

May God bless all of you as we enter 2008
A Declaration of Hope for 2008.
With God’s help:
I affirm that in 2008, I intend to bring:-
Harmony in place of discord
Opportunities out of challenges
Praise instead of criticism
Encouragement to replace despair.

We affirm that in our Church, 2008 will be a year of:-
Holiness and wholeness
One purpose for many people
Prayer that leads to action
Everyone finding a place to belong.

We pray that for our community, 2008 will be a year of:-
Healing for those who are broken
Order where there is chaos
Protection for the vulnerable
Enterprise for all.

We pray for our nation, that 2008 will be a year of:-
Health of body mind and spirit
Open-hearted attitudes
Passion for justice and mercy
Expectations and visions fulfilled.

We pray that The God of all Hope will give us the faith and courage to live lives that will release HOPE this year.
I make this declaration and pray this prayer in the name of Jesus Christ our Saviour and Lord. Amen.
© World Prayer Centre, Birmingham and HOPE 08 Ltd

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