“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).
Paul closes this great pastoral letter with this prayer. Today, this is my prayer for you!
May the God of hope … may the Lord Himself be your hope for this day and forever.
Fill you with all joy and peace … may you rise in the lasting joy and peace that come only from a saving relationship with Jesus.
In believing … may God continually draw you to trust the one, true object of our faith: Jesus Christ, your crucified and risen Lord.
So that by the power of the Holy Spirit … may you lean on God’s power for your journey of faith, even as Christ depended upon God’s Spirit during His journey toward the cross.
You may abound in hope … may the certain hope we have in God’s promises bubble up in your life and be a noticeable witness to those around you.
God of hope, fill us with true hope through Your Holy Spirit. Amen.