“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.”

Jeremiah 29:11 NIV

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We thank you loving God for the beauty of the snowdrops, also known as snow piercers, pushing their way up through compacted ground, through mud and leaves into our gardens, parks and hedgerows. Thank you for these signs of new life and the assurance they bring that Spring is on the way.

Loving God, we thank you too for the words of life and hope in the book of Jeremiah, given to your people at one of the darkest times in their history. We praise you that your plans are always for good, to bring life, hope and a future through Jesus.  Thank you loving God that you are always at work in the garden of our lives. May we work alongside you to bring forth your plans for our world and ourselves.

May we be strongly united in prayer as we bring to you our concerns for people and situations around the world and close to home.  We pray for anyone in need of vision and hope, that You, God of love, life and provision, would meet them through Jesus with an assurance of your peace and presence. Amen.

Ruth Rushworth