The Lord’s Day
Thank you for this day that reminds
us of the great hope we have in you.
Thank you for the hope that is ours
because Jesus Christ is risen from the grave.
Make us ever more aware
of the hope that is in us.
Fill us so full of hope that it spills out
of us and onto everyone we encounter.
Remind us that Christian
hope is not wishful thinking.
Remind us that Christian hope is
assurance that you keep your promises.
Remind us that our hope is
grounded in our resurrected Lord and is
made alive in us by your Spirit.
Because our hope teaches us that
everything will be all right someday,
let us be the hopeful
people we should be today.
And because hope leads us to try
to make things better every day,
let us also be the most helpful
people we can be today.