A prayer for 2017

Happy New Year!

iHOPE is anticipating an exciting new year – we plan to open our doors in just a few months and are actively working right now to link and develop relationships with local Florence churches. We know that the new year can bring many emotions for all of us, and we hope you will join us in praying for the start of this new year…

Holy Father, you are God Almighty and we praise you. Thank you for this past year! There were difficulties, joys, frustrations, and surprises. We trust that you are in control of all things. Father God, open our eyes to your workings through this next year. Calm our hearts where we are anxious. Encourage us where we are discouraged. We lay all things are your feet, and we pray for 2017 to be a year that glorifies you. May your will be done, O Holy Father. May your Spirit fill this land, fill your Church. May we who follow Jesus grow closer to Him and more like Him in this new year. 

Amen.