Wednesday, October 30, 2013

A Prayer for Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Intersections (Part 3)

O God,

As we encounter the situations and predicaments of life, we will sometimes find ourselves walking a line between despair and hope.

Sometimes we look at the ways the world is and we come close to giving up; we teeter on the brink of deciding that we might as well just leave the world to its own devices and not even try to make things better.

But then, thankfully, the hope we have in you intersects with our despair; we realize that we participate in the crucifixion and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ and that in him, loss and evil and cruelty and death never have the final word.

Help us to remember that your gracious purposes for your vast creation are always far, far, far greater than the designs of sadly evil people who cannot see past their own limited lives.

Despair is easy; hope is hard.

When they meet in our spirits, let hope raise us above despair.

And cause our hope to lead us to undertake hopeful actions for the sake of a despairing world.


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