Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas Hope

In my last post I  placed an image of Baby Jesus with the words, "He is our Hope."  The original bookmark I used had a wonderful timely prayer on the back that I would like to share with you as my gift to all my readers:

A Prayer for Unfailing Hope

Lord Jesus, you see my entire life:

past, present, and future.

You know my thoughts and feelings.

You see how hard life can be,

how unfair it can seem at times.

In all the confusion, one thing is certain—

your love for me never changes.

I place all my hope in You.

You embrace me as I am.

You walk with me and guide me.

Help me to recognize Your presence

and to follow where you lead with trust.

You desire only the greatest good for me;

You are on my side.

I place all my hope in You.

Help me to know how much

you want to be part of my life.

Widen the limits of my heart

to make room for You

and through You for others.

You are God, my Savior.

I place all my hope in You.

Blessing: “May the God of hope fill us

with all joy and peace in believing,

so that we might abound in hope by

the power of the Holy Spirit” (Rom 15:13).

To practice: Read a passage from the New

Testament daily.

© Daughters of St. Paul

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