As we pray today Heavenly Father, we declare that you created this world as a place of abundance. Open our eyes that we might Unclench our hands to let go of the greed which robs the poor, Unclog our ears to hears the agony of all who cry for justice, Unbind our hearts to recognize and show mercy to the oppressed, Open our lips to proclaim your love and care for each one for whom Jesus came into this world as Good News. As Your redeemed sons and daughters, may we be a source of active love and a demonstration of hope going about doing good and healing all those oppressed by the Evil one. Because of Jesus Christ, we now declare that this is the year of the Lord’s Favor. Amen.