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A Very Happy New Year!

As the number of you who look at this website increases year by year I make no apology for writing this prayer again at the start of 2012. If you have read it before I trust you will still find it as inspirational in your workplace this year as those of you who are reading it for the first time:

My Heavenly Father, as I enter this work place, I acknowledge your presence ahead of me.

I speak Your peace, Your grace, Your mercy, and Your perfect order intothis office.

I acknowledge Your power over all that will be spoken, thought, decided, and done within these walls.

Lord, I thank You for the gifts you have blessed me with. I commit to using them responsibly in Your honour.

Give me a fresh supply of strength to do my job. Anoint my projects, ideas and energy, so that even my smallest accomplishment may bring You glory.

Lord, when I am confused, guide me. When I am weary, energise me. When I am burned out, infuse me with the light of the Holy Spirit.

May the work that I do and the way I do it bring faith, joy, and a smile to all that I come in contact with today.

And Oh Lord, when I leave this place, give me travelling mercy.

Bless my family and home to be in order as I left it.

Lord, I thank you for everything You’ve done, everything You’re doing, and everything You’re going to do.

In the Name of Jesus I pray, with much love and thanksgiving….Amen.

If you were not able to join us for either of the two Carols for the Business Community services, you will be pleased to hear that there is now room for you next year! Around 800 attended, about the same number as packed the Cathedral for the one service last year. I have yet to hear the final amount of the collection but I think around £1,300 will be split between the charities Betel of Britain and The Karis Neighbour Scheme.