Wednesday, June 5, 2013

A Prayer for Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Choices, Part 3

O God,

Help us today to choose well between hope and despair.

Despair seems a viable option because there is so much suffering and sadness around us, some of it nearby and some of it far away. It is easy to believe that the world is headed toward a catastrophic end and that we are helping to push it toward such a conclusion. It is easy to throw up our hands and give up.

Don’t let us give in to despair. And when we do, help us to turn away from it quickly.

Help us instead to choose and to live in hope. Help us to believe that you in your grace and mercy are working your purposes out and that the future is in your loving and powerful hands. Help us to live in ways that reflect our trust that you have a future for us.

Help us to choose hope over despair.


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