In my country, the Philippines, any corporate event or gathering will not be complete without the Invocation otherwise known as the opening prayer. It is as if the event will not be successful if the organizers chose not to supplicate and plea to the heavenly spirits for guidance, strength and protection while the affair is on-going.
Surprisingly, one of the most popular posts I have in this blog is an Invocation. I often see my blog’s stats sour high during Christmas season because folks assigned to lead the prayer in their respective event, program or party seem to search online on samples of beautiful prayers. I can attest that Malou’s prayer has been so popular in the past few years!
Last January 21, being the yearly designated organizer of a company’s Employees’ Night Grand Ball, I again designated Malou to compose and lead a gorgeous and inspiring prayer. Despite having so much going on in my head that night – anxiety, pressure, worries and apprehensions – to ensure and make the party a success, Malou’s pleasing prayer consigned my being at ease.
And because of that, I again requested Malou for a copy. She said okay when I told her that I am to post it in my blog. Here it is…
Thank you for the blessings of 2018.
Thank you for bringing us together tonight and giving us another reason to celebrate our successes, our friendships, our teamwork, our lives.
We thank you most of all Lord for giving us 40 fruitful years and may we be blessed with so much more.
As we face the New Year, may You grant us the strength and the courage to live each day to the fullest, being a reflection of Your love to each other.
May you grant us the wisdom to perform our daily jobs and bless us with the inspiration to carry on each day.
Deliver us Lord from everything that will destroy us and help us to put our trust into your perfect care.
May we be to each other a beacon of light, a loving and forgiving friend, a strength to hold on to, a joy to look forward to, and an inspiration to keep us going.
May You bless our company with another 40 years of success and may we be a blessing to the people we serve.
All good things are not possible without You, Oh Lord.
All glory and honor be to You Lord God, now and forever, Amen!
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