A Prayer and Link About Hope

There is a blog/blogger (Terry) I have become acquainted with over the last few months. She is a ray of sunshine, a guiding light, and a FONT of information. She is a gracious, faithfilled lady. Friday she had such an eloquent post (ok, so a typical day for her). Please oh please take a look at this link. http://8kidsandabusiness.wordpress.com/2012/08/10/the-hope-that-is-in-you/. No really, go ahead, I’ll wait.  She writes about hope— and concludes with a prayer. I love the prayer so much that I am quoting it here—but take a look at what she wrote about the prayer!!!

Here’s a prayer by St. Claude De La Colombiere

An Act of Hope and Confidence in God

My God, I believe most firmly that Thou watchest over all who hope in Thee, and that we can want for nothing when we rely upon Thee in all things:  therefore I am resolved for the future to have no anxieties, and to cast all my cares upon Thee.

People may deprive me of worldly goods and of honours;  sickness may take from me my strength and the means of serving Thee;  I may even lose Thy grace by sin;  but my trust shall never leave me.  I will preserve it to the last moment of my life, and the powers of hell shall seek in vain to wrestle it from me.

Let others seek happiness in their wealth, in their talents; let them trust to the purity of their lives, the severity of their mortifications, to the number of their good works, the fervour of their prayers; as for me, O my God, in my very confidence lies all my hope.  “For Thou, O Lord, singularly has settled me in hope.”  This confidence can never be in vain.  “No one has hoped in the Lord and has been confounded.”

I am assured, therefore, of my eternal happiness, for I firmly hope for it, and all my hope is in Thee.  “In Thee, O Lord, I have hoped; let me never be confounded.”

I know, alas!  I know but too well that I am frail and changeable; I know the power of temptation against the strongest virtue.  I have seen stars fall from heaven, and pillars of firmament totter; but these things alarm me not.  While I hope in Thee I am sheltered from all misfortune, and I am sure that my trust shall endure, for I rely upon Thee to sustain this unfailing hope.

Finally, I know that my confidence cannot exceed Thy bounty, and that I shall never receive less than I have hoped for from Thee.  Therefore I hope that Thou wilt sustain me against my evil inclinations; that Thou wilt protect me against the most furious assaults of the evil one, and that Thou wilt cause my weakness to triumph over my most powerful enemies.  I hope that Thou wilt never cease to love me, and that I shall love Thee unceasingly.  “In Thee, O Lord, have I hoped; let me never be confounded.”

About Kate Kresse

I love to write, I love to talk, I love to uplift people when I can. I am a woman in love with life. I am a wife, mom, tutor, writer, and I am a perennial optimist. (OK not every single minute but you get the point! :-)
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12 Responses to A Prayer and Link About Hope

  1. Oh wow, Kate! Thank you for your kindness. If I am all those things you say, it’s because of bloggers like you who (whom?) I emulate and who inspire me. I’m so glad you re-blogged the prayer. It’s so beautiful and well, hopeful. God bless you!

    • Kate Kresse says:

      I agree. It is a REALLY hopeful prayer and I wanted everyone who follows me to have a chance to see it.Thanks so much for your kind and uplifting comment. God bless you, too 🙂

  2. Beautiful, outstanding. Thank you for the link. I re-posted. Have a grand weekend,

  3. Caddo Veil says:

    Thank you so much, Kate–for always lifting our eyes and hearts UP to the God Who gives Hope, Who keeps His Promises. I love the prayer, and will check out the blog!! God bless you–love, sis Caddo

  4. What a beautiful prayer, Kate. Very uplifting and worth printing out and keeping close. I did check out the original source, and I can see it is nourishing and affirming it must be. Always good to find new sources of inspiration. 🙂 Debra

  5. eof737 says:

    What a powerful prayer! 🙂 TY!

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