We come to God in thankfulness for all that has been good in our past and in anticipation of the things ahead of us.
Where people are downcast by their circumstances and cannot see a way forward, may God bring vision and hope.
Where people struggle to eke out a living from the land, may God bring prosperity.
Where people make plans, may they focus on the kingdom of God.
Where people reach the end of their time on earth, may they be filled with the hope of seeing God face to face.
Gracious God, who longs to fill our lives with all that is good, renew hope where there is none and teach us to look with anticipation towards the future, when your kingdom will be visible in all the earth.