December Series: A Prayer for HOPE

“It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.”
― Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl

Today we are going to pray hope for our enslaved friends and I came across the Anne Frank quote from above and just thought, how perfect it was for this day.

It seems funny that we've been praying all month and hope hasn't come up yet. I believe that God gave me the words to pray in a specific order and I left it as they came to me.

So, today, on the third to last day of our series, we are praying for hope.

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.
Romans 15:13

Oh Father,

you are our hope. You fill us with joy and peace and we ask these things for the men, women, and children that are enslaved today. Let them know your Holy Spirit so that they may know your deep, deep peace and joy and most importantly, your immense, immeasurable, incomparable hope.

Help them to know that you are their hope. Help them to see that hope is not beyond their grasp. Give them a wild hope for their future, fill them with dreams of freedom.

Send people to speak hope into their hearts and help them to hear your hope through the ever day things that they see and hear outside of the filth.

Give them clear visions of their hopeful future. A future with you, a future doing your work, a future free from captivity and slavery.

Help them to know that hoping is not in vain - that you give it to them so that they may keep going and reach the end strong, that they may come out stronger than they began.

Bless them with the knowledge that you fill them with hope and peace and joy and that you will not betray that promise or forget about them.

Be their hope, be their joy, and be their peace today.

Only two days left, be sure to join me on Thursday and Friday as we finish out the year praying together.

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