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Prayers for hope

Prayer #1
    Heavenly father, I am your humble servant, I come before you today in need of hope. There are times when I feel helpless; there are times when I feel weak. I pray for hope. I need hope for a better future. I need hope for a better life. I need hope for love and kindness.
    Some say that the sky is at its darkest just before the light. I pray that this is true, for all seems dark. I need your light, Lord, in every way.
    I pray to be filled with your light from head to toe. To bask in your glory. To know that all is right in the world, as you have planned, and as you want it to be.
    Help me to walk in your light, and live my life in faith and glory.
    Amen.

Twenty-Third Psalm
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters; he restores my soul.
He leads me in right paths for his name's sake.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staff--they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
— Psalms 23: 1-6  

Prayer #2
    Lord, thank you so much for all the blessings you have provided in my life. I have so much, and I know it is all because of you. I ask you today to continue to provide me with these blessings and to provide me with the opportunities I need to continue to do your work here.
    You always stand beside me. You provide me with a future full of your love, blessings, and guidance. I know that, no matter how bad things get, you will always be by my side. I know I may not see you. I know I may not feel you, but I thank You for giving us Your Word that tells us you are here.
    You know my dreams, Lord, and I know it is a lot to ask to realize those dreams, but I ask that you hear my prayer of hope. I would like to think that my hopes and dreams are all part of your plans for me, but I trust that you always know better. I put my dreams in your hands to mold and fit to your will. I surrender my hopes to you. In your name, Amen.

Prayer #3
    Holy and gracious God, Thank you for the fact that no matter where I am, you are with me. When I make decisions, you are there to comfort me.
    God I pray that today you be with me each second. I am struggling with everything right now, and I pray that you give me the hope to go on. Please give me hope and purpose so I have a goal to achieve.
    Please help me as I uncover your will for my life, and give me the strength to take steps in the right direction. I know you have a purpose for me. Reveal it to me and help me to have the strength required to overcome my shortfalls and insecurities.
    Please be with me and help me. Amen

Prayer #4
    Dear Lord, you have guided me through every step I’ve taken. You’ve been with me through my victories and defeats, my successes and failures.
    Please be with me God as I feel worried and broken down by the tasks that lie ahead of me. I am lacking confidence to continue and am hesitant to reach out for help. Me strengthen me, and give me the power to pick myself off the floor and move forward.
    Father please give me hope, as I feel alone and powerless. Please show me what lies beyond what I can see. Allow me to have the faith and strength to achieve what I don’t yet know.
    In Jesus’ name I pray these things, Amen.


Prayer #5
    Lord, make me an instrument of your peace; where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy.
— Francis of Assisi