September 14, 2020
Prayer for the Week (based upon Ephesians 1:18ff):
The eyes of our hearts desire to see the hope to which we have been called, a hope of overwhelming greatness, a hope infused with heavenly strength. It is the power for resurrection, it is the power for restoration and healing when life appears lost. There is hope, but too few believe it. There is hope, but so much of the world has chosen to embrace some self-aggrandizing dream. There is hope, but even followers of Jesus have traded it for a worldly vision of dominance. There is hope, and today – with your Holy Assistance – we will once again let it own us. Your hope, enfleshed in Jesus of Nazareth – a hope that energized and animated a group of misfits – a hope where those who do not seek to make a name for themselves have given everything away in pursuit of love and justice, gentleness and peace. The eyes of our hearts desire to see the hope to which we have been called, O Giver of Hope. Amen.