From Despair To Hope
Father God, O may Your glorious name be blessed and exalted above all blessing and praise!
Forgive us for our feelings of hopelessness and fear. Forgive us for taking our eyes off You by conforming to the world, hoping for satisfaction and peace. But without You, there is no hope or peace and we are left in utter despair and ruin.
Return us to a saving faith in You, the Living God, Your Son Jesus Christ and Your Holy Spirit.Strengthen our faith to believe that we WILL see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Give us courageous hearts and strength to wait for You in the days ahead because we know, in You, there is hope. We ask for mercy for our country; that all our people will trust in You and look around and rest securely; that they will again praise You for the help of Your presence.
Equip us to share the Gospel to a dying, hopeless and despairing world. Send Your Spirit across the lands to all who are hurting and spiritually lost. Prepare their hearts for hope everlasting. We know that Your eye is on those who fear You and hope in Your lovingkindness. Our hope is in You.
In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Nehemiah 9:5, Psalm 27:13-14, Job 11:18, Psalm 42:5, Psalm 31:24, Psalm 33:18,22, Psalm 39:7, Jack Countryman “If My People” page 42