Prayer Reflection: Romans 4: 18

Here’s a prayer reflection inspired by Romans 4:18, where Paul writes that, “Hoping against hope…”  Abraham continued to believe the promise of God.

Rough Translations
(inspired by Romans 4:18)

Hope nonetheless.
Hope despite.
Hope regardless.
Hope still.

Hope where we had ceased to hope.
Hope amid what threatens hope.
Hope with those who feed our hope.
Hope beyond what we had hoped.

Hope that draws us past our limits.
Hope that defies expectations.
Hope that questions what we have known.
Hope that makes a way where there is none.

Hope that takes us past our fear.
Hope that calls us into life.
Hope that holds us beyond death.
Hope that blesses those to come.

~ written by Jan L. Richardson, and posted on The Painted Prayerbook.