Prayer: Living Hope

Here’s a prayer from Christian Aid’s “Monthly Prayers” page.  It was inspired by John 20: 19-20.


Prayer: Living Hope


“Jesus came and stood among them and said,

‘Peace be with you.’

After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side.” John 20:19-20

Living God, 
You appeared to your disciples in their hour of fear, 
and offered them your peace to still their hearts. 
May we open our arms 
to be living hope in the world today, 
bringing peace to those in living in fear. 
Give us courage to be bold in what we believe; 
may we hold firm to your promise of life and hope, 
and strive for a new world, free from poverty, injustice and conflict. 

~ from the Monthly Prayers page of the Christian Aid website.