0e1144611_events-elder-led-prayer-at-bent-treeFor our first Prayer of the Week for 2014, we begin by reminding ourselves that although our celebration of Christmas is over for another year because of the birth of Jesus we can face the New Year with hope.

O God, who wonderfully created,
and yet more wonderfully restored,
the dignity of human nature:
Grant that we may share the divine life of him
who humbled himself to share our humanity,
your Son Jesus Christ;
who lives and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

I pray that we will each experience the presence of Christ sharing our lives this year.