My hope is in You Lord

An Advent Prayer

Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad?
I will put my hope in God! I will praise Him again—
    my Savior and my God!” ~ Psalm 43:5, NLT

“We put our hope in the Lord.
    He is our help and our shield.

In Him our hearts rejoice,
    for we trust in His holy name.
Let Your unfailing love surround us, Lord,
    for our hope is in You alone.” ~ Psalm 33:20-22, NLT

My Hope is In You Lord

Lord, I appreciate Your faithfulness so much. You are my sure place — I know I can depend on Your love. My hope is in You Lord … truly. And yet my heart hurts because of the sorrow I see around me.

My hope is in You Lord

You are the long-awaited Messiah. You came into the darkness of the world to bring light and love and grace.

I have confident expectation — hope — that You will come into my broken places too. I long for You to steady the shaking of this world, and yet I believe, this shaking is part of Your plan. But it’s not pleasant. It’s actually frightening at times as I watch evil unleashed and I witness the suffering and sorrow of others.

You have taught me to say, “My hope is in You Lord,” not in my circumstances, not in people … not in my own abilities.

My hope is in You.

I ask You to break through the darkness, and come into my difficult places and those of others that I love.

Show Yourself strong, Lord. Let faith arise and scatter our enemies. Heal the brokenhearted. Restore the lost. Pour out Your peace to steady the hearts of Your children.

Fill us to overflowing with hope that cannot be overcome by difficulty. Dry the tears of Your people, draw near with Your reassurance and comfort.

Jesus, Messiah … My Hope

Bless You, Lord. I give You praise for Your faithfulness, for Your tender watch-care. Your love astounds me.

In the Name of Jesus I pray,



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Sweet blessings to you,