God of hope fill us with all joy and peace as we trust in You, so we overflow with hope by the power of your Holy Spirit.

Because when we look back and look around, we’re disappointed and discouraged.

People we thought we knew, we didn’t. People we trusted to lead us, let us down. And the consequences of it all leave us discouraged about our future.

Because who can we take at their word?

But You call us to look away from fickle flesh—even our own—to look up at You, the God of all hope.

One who is not a man that He should lie, nor the son of man that He should turn away from His words.

Not one of them falls to the ground unfulfilled, so when You make us a promise, we can count on it.

Your word to us is greater than what we’ve endured at the hands of people.

So, we do not consider our present sufferings worthy to be compared to your glory yet to be revealed in us.

It’s in the integrity of your name, your promises, and the glory to come that we anchor our hope.

And those who hope in You will never be put to shame for it! It’s in Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

Prayer inspired by Hebrews 6:19.

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Here at Vine Life Faith, we pray God’s Word to experience God’s will because His words are the only ones He’s obligated to keep. While we pray inspired by a particular verse, the prayer references multiple verses as the Lord leads. You’re welcome to share this prayer and if it blesses you or someone you know—say so in the comments below. God bless you!