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Prayers for Hope


This page features three prayers which reflect on the hope that is found in faith in God. The first prayer (for hope and faith) reminds us that our hope rests in the remarkable wonder of Christ's resurrection. The second is a simple, short prayer that reflects on the nature of Christian hope, and the third prayer (for hope and strength) is for those facing great challenge or difficulty at the moment.

Prayer for hope and faith to arise

(for those who have lost hope)

Your hope arises with each dawn, pushing back the rubble of our lives. Each new day reminds us of your grace, you paint hope across our skies.
Into the deafening cry of hopelessness you whisper love. Love that catches us, holds us. There is no end, just new beginnings. No finish, just new starts.

Into your resurrection we follow you to bathe in hope.
You are alive! Not only in the world but in us. And so we carry your hope within our souls. Help us to lift our eyes, and feel resurrection hope arise in our lives.

(a prayer of hope from www.lords-prayer-words.com)




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I've read the last page of the Bible. It's all going to turn out all right.

(Billy Graham, b.1918, Christian evangelist)


For Quiet Confidence
O God of peace,
who hast taught us that in returning and rest we shall be saved, in quietness and in confidence shall be our strength:
By the might of thy Spirit lift us, we pray thee, to thy presence,
where we may be still and know that thou art God;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Source: Book of Common Prayer, 1979 version, Protestant Episcopal Church in the USA.



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 hope and a future.

Jeremiah 29:11, (NIV)


Prayer for Hope and Strength

(for those in despair or in great need)

Almighty God,
You reach into the darkness with hope, truth and light. Stretch out your strong hand in this situation, hold and rescue those who have suffered. Let your almighty love move mountains, cross seas and breathe life into the darkest places.

Light that redeems.
Light that restores.
Light that heals.
Light that protects.
Light that saves.

There is nothing higher, stronger or greater than your love.
We trust in you.

(a modern prayer for hope from www.lords-prayer-words.com)

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Prayer for Hope and Strength

A short film based on the above prayer, asking for God's love and healing to come to those who are suffering. Set to an instrumental version of "Be Thou My Vision":-


Short prayer of hope


Lord Jesus,

Hope
Overcomes

Hope
Heals

Hope
Restores

Hope
Inspires

Hope
Conquers

Hope
Frees

Hope is your gift
To the world

Thank you

Amen.

(a short prayer for hope from ww.lords-prayer-words.com)




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