Prayer of Hope

It’s been kind of a rough week with typical after -chemo effects.  

A dear friend loaned me some excellent CDs “Always True” by James MacDonald so I’ve pretty much been in bed alot of the time listening to those,  trying to concentrate on God’s “exceedingly great and precious promises” to put my full weight on. 

Can any of you please share some of your  favorite promises of God?

Guys, this is really hard.  Thanks for praying.  I sure need and appreciate  lots of prayer.

Paula

Prayer of Hope
By Lessin

Father, thank You for being the God of hope and my hope. You alone are the source and the reason for my hope. Because of You, I can pray in hope; walk in hope; believe in hope; endure in hope; overcome in hope; live in hope.

When I look to the future I have hope because You are already in the future. I have a future that is secure because You are my future. Father, it is Your hope that frees from the despair of hopelessness and the insecurity of false hope.

When I look ahead, I do not see the details clearly, but I see You, the One who is in all the details of what is ahead. I believe in Your plan and purpose for my life. You have assured me that I will never be disappointed as I trust in You.

Thank You for the confidence Your hope gives me to be faithful today and to move forward in the pathway You have for my tomorrows.  I put my expectations, not in others, but in You. I am confident that all Your desires for me are good. The hope You give me brings happiness and rejoicing to my heart.

Thank You, Father, for being the author of all the chapters of my life that are yet to come. Thank You that my life will have a happy ending because I will be with You forever, in the place that You have prepared for me and for all those who have put their trust in Your salvation through Jesus Christ.

 Amen.

Scriptures: Psalm 31:24, 39:7, 71:5, 14, 130:5,7, 146:5; Romans 5:5, 8:24-25, 12:12, 15:13; 1 Corinthians 13:13; Galatians 5:5; Colossians 1:5; Titus 1:2, 2:13

5 thoughts on “Prayer of Hope

  1. Good morning Paula, I got your first blog by subscription this a.m. This will make it easier. I should have done it weeks ago! I read something this week that eased my stress a little as I pray for those who have cancer and have had for two years, and wonder if there is still hope. Abraham and Sarah had to wait 20 years for their promised son and Sarah was not capable of having a son by then. God wanted to show them his power, his miracles, his timing–so there is always hope with our God. I read the little book lately about the little boy who went to Heaven during the time he was in surgery for a ruptured appendix and it was so encouraging and so believable, because he told his parents things he didn’t know that were true with the Bible or with his family before he was born. I think Heaven is for Real is the title.
    My grandson has attended a church near Dallas a couple times lately that has been pastored by Matt Chandler. He is on Sabbatical this year because of brain cancer, but he is supposed to speak at Glorieta Baptist Assembly near Sante Fe for college week this summer and our granddaughter is signed up to go. I think his church is interdenominational, I’m not sure, but if you haven’t heard of him, you can google him. He is married and has 3 children and I don’t know what his cancer prognosis is. His church has about 5,000 members, with 2 sattelite churches that listen to and watch his sermon on the screen. Last night a girl from home in Ill. requested prayer for her friend who has pancreatic cancer and now her husband has been diagnosed with cancer. Surely, with all the problems in the world, we must be in the last days. But, God know the future and has a plan and we trust him, for we know that all things do eventually work together for good to them that love the Lord. It is just not in our timing is it? I’ve been quilting this week. Sewed 40 easy block on the machine, and did some hand work on another quilt that needs finishing after 10 years! I don’t work on anyone else’s timing either! 🙂 Praying for the passing days to get easier for you, and that next week will be better. Love, Verona

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  2. Dear Paula, I’m praying for the chemo side effects to be gone!

    One Promise I love………..

    6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

    With all my love,
    Denise

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  3. and another ~ Isaiah 41:10, So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

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