First of all I would like to wish you a blessed 2010! I pray that God will give you a year full of love, wisdom protection and health; a fruitful year full of personal, professional but especially spiritual growth in order to love God and the others and to be able to use your gifts and talents even more than this year!
Also I would like to thank you for your interest, prayers and encouragements for my mission and work in East Europe. I hope that the stories I wrote on this blog reflect a bit the situation and challenges of some of the countries where I was active for the ECPM. With Gods Help I hope to continue this also in the new year!
Last but not least, I would like to leave you a prayer for the New Year. It is a combination of two prayers that which inspired me, together with a personal thought. I hope that we can pray this together as a joined prayer for 2010:
Our God and Father,
GIVE us the kindness to hear with compassion,to offer support,loving comfort, and care.
GIVE us the courage to do what is needed,the wisdom to choose what is right and fair.
GIVE us the vision to see what is possible. GIVE us the faith in Your love and Wisdom that will help pave the way...for a present that is hopeful, a future that is peaceful—
GIVE us a heart to bring joy to each day
In the Name of the Child from Bethlehem,
Whose Name is Jesus, the Annointed.
Knowing, when Love came to the stable, He came for us.
So that Love could be with us, and we could know You!
By His sacrificing Love,
He brought (to everyone who believes in Him)
salvation, eternal perspective
and.... inner peace.
In His Name we pray