Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali
Encouraging Heavenly Father, in Jesus’ Name, with all the evil, discouraging news and hatred in the world, thank you for providing hope for me, a born-again believer in Jesus Christ. This hope has been made available because of Jesus dying on the cross and being resurrected from death. 1 Peter 1:3 “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.”
It is a blessing that You have a long-term plan for my life, regardless of what my immediate circumstances might be. With You there are no hopeless situations. Jeremiah 29:11 “‘For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.‘” Thank you for sharing that it is only by trusting and following the process for spiritual growth and development as laid out in Your Word, the Bible, that I can be assured of the hope You have promised for my future.
Because I am limited in my abilities and vulnerable while living in this world, it is a blessing to read Your promise in 2 Corinthians 12:9b. “‘My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.’” Direct me away from the danger of the misplaced hopes of the world that keep me from anchoring myself in You. Continually show me that my hope is based on my relationship with You. Give me confidence in Your promise that You are working for my ultimate good in all things, especially those I don’t understand. Romans 8:28 tells me, “and we know that all things work together [illness, problems, failure, betrayal, etc.] for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose..” Strengthen my hope in You as I read Your Word, pray, believe who You say You are, and worship with fellow believers.
In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
P.S. These prayers will only work if you have a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. If you need help understanding God’s plan of salvation for you (the way to Heaven), go to this page on our site: https://timewithourcreator.com/2016/06/02/salvation/