Passage 31: Faith, Hope, and Peace

Peace with God Through Faith

Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.

For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. 10 For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. 11 More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.

Romans 5:1-11 (ESV)

Prayer:

Father in Heaven,

Thank you for giving us hope, despite our present circumstances (name them like a pandemic, financial concerns, health concerns, concerns in marriage or relationship, family burdens, and whatever suffering you are undergoing ).

By our faith, we know that in this suffering, we will endure.

And that as we endure, our characters are built.

Despite all these, hope prevails.

While we are weak and sad, we give you praise and glory.

While we are stricken by grieve and worry, we pray for those who suffer. Those who are sick, the dying, the brokenhearted, and for those who lose all hope.

May your grace and spirit hover over them that they may see the light at the end of the tunnel.

May you embrace them with your love so they may find peace despite the turmoil.

Father, you’ve loved us even before we were born.

May this love, oh Father, remind us that hope is a reach away.

May your love remind us that your forgiveness is always available. It is freely given and not earned. We only need to accept it in our hearts.

Shower us with your peace Father. The peace of mind that no money can buy.

Whisper into my heart Father the peace that I long for, and I believe that I will have it.

Father thank you for this time to pray.

In Jesus’ name, receive my prayer. Amen.

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