Prayer for week beginning 18th February

‘The blessing of hope

1 Corinthians 15:12-20; Luke 6:17-26

Lord,

in you is our hope,

hope for this life and hope for our lives to come.

Pour your Spirit of hope into our hearts this day,

and renew us to live as people of hope.

In the face of sickness and pain

may we know the hope of renewal and healing.

In the face of struggle and oppression

may we know the hope of reward and blessing.

In the face of sadness and death

may we know the hope of resurrection and new life.

May your transforming hope fill us and surround us,

that, as people of hope,

we may bring hope to the world

and lead others to find their hope in you;

Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen