A Prayer for Hope

From my friend Charlotte Hunter

Loving God,You open a door into hope. Keep hope alive in all those who struggle tonight: with sickness, with bereavement, with no place to call home, and with those who seeking freedom from conflict are forced to flee their own land: may they carry within them your inextinguishable flame. Keep hope alive in us who sometimes look at the world and feel faithless, and grant that when we feel torn between your will and our own we will learn to put our trust in you. Help us to see all people as you do, and lead us together to your all-forgiving grace, for without you it is us as much as those we deem the Other who cannot tell our right hand from our left. For the hope of a future where the power of your love triumphs over our conflict and fear, we pray to you …