Hope and Prayer

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Hope is defined as: A desire of some good, accompanied with at least a slight expectation of obtaining it, or a belief that it is obtainable.

Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer. Romans 12:12

We must find ourselves "rejoicing in hope," for we serve the very God of hope.  He fills us with joy and peace so that we may "abound in hope"; through the Holy Spirit.

God is forever training us through the difficulties that we have and it is our privilege to approach God in prayer with humility and a helpless heart.  Let us petition the throne of grace with our thoughts and desires forever upward.  Our heavenly messengers are waiting for our sincere and heartfelt prayers.

"Prayer moves the arm of Omnipotence."  COL 173

Prayer has "subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens."  Hebrews 11:33-34

And then we WAIT on the Lord...

in cheerful anticipation

[It is] good that [a man] should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD. Lamentations 3:26

Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but [when] the desire cometh, [it is] a tree of life.  
Proverbs 13:12

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