Prayers of Invocation on Hope

Sermon Illustrations on Hope

O God,

the author and foundation of hope,

enable us to rely with confident expectation on your promises,

knowing that the trials and hindrances of the present time

are not worthy to be compared with the glory that shall be revealed,

and having our faces steadfastly set toward the light

that shines more and more to the perfect day,

through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

A Devotional Diary. Arranged by J. H. Oldham. Student Christian Movement Press, 1925. © by Student Christian Movement Press.

Eternal Light, who has folded back the curtain of darkness and caused the dawn of a new day to brighten the earth, we ask you to gladden our hearts with your light. Give us the light of faith, that doubts may be dispelled like the mists of the morning; give us the radiance of hope, that we may reach forward to possess virtues we have admired from afar; give us the illumination of love, that we may perfectly love you and worthily magnify your holy name. We offer our prayer in the name of him who is the Light of the world. Amen. 

Carl A. Glover, The Lectern, Language Modernized by Stuart Strachan Jr.

Heavenly Father, You provide shelter, comfort, and hope to us. We lift our praises to You this morning, for Your faithfulness inspires belief in us. Your limitless love reveals more of You to us day by day. As we see You more, our faith increases. Help us to grow in our faith as we meet You in this place.  Amen

Austin D. Hill

O God our Father, who sent your Son to be our Savior: renew in us day by day the power of your Holy Spirit; that with knowledge and passion, with courage and love, with gratitude and hope, we may strive powerfully in your service: may he keep our vision clear, our aim high, our purpose firm and our sympathy wide; that we may live as faithful soldiers and servants of our Lord Jesus Christ.

William Temple