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In a world where many are lonely:
We thank you for our friendships.
In a world where many are captive:
We thank you for our freedom.
In a world where many are hungry:
We thank you for your provision.
We pray that you will:
Enlarge our sympathy,
Deepen our compassion,
And give us grateful hearts,
In Christ’s name.
Terry Waite*, 1939- , English humanitarian, author, Anglican official
The Westminster Collection of Christian Prayers
Give thanks in all circumstances;
for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
* While negotiating for the release of hostages in Lebanon, he himself was taken hostage from 1987-1991