I love the letter of Paul in Colossians, particularly Chapter 1:1-12, because it is filled with requests of great gifts from God. Every time I read his letter, I immediately hold tight to my hope and faith in Christ and love for the saints (Christian brethren). Truly, his letters are a work of an apostle.
1 Corinthians 1:2 To the church of God which is at Corinth, to those who have been sanctified in Christ Jesus, saints by calling, with all who in every place call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, their Lord and ours:
The joy I have is not for me alone. I do not want to keep it all to myself. I want to share it. We are blessed to bless others.
The hope and faith that I received the moment I realized the love of God, that is Jesus Christ, is one of a kind because it does not disappear, no matter what. It is constantly fuelled by the Spirit of God, the same spirit that raised Christ Jesus.
Colossians 1:5 the faith and love that spring from the hope stored up for you in heaven and about which you have already heard in the true message of the gospel.
Keeping My Faith Strong
Imagine no ending, no death. This hope is very glorious, high as the heavens and beyond human reach. It cannot be destroyed, removed, and stolen. And this hope has extra luggage – two of the fruits of the Spirit, faith and love.
Because of hope, I will keep my faith in Christ and work it out by constantly reading the gospel and letters. I will drill into every chapter and focus on every word. My Lord rewards the effort!
Because of hope, I will not stop loving the saints, which is the body of Christ. I will strive to be a worthy saint also, a member of the body of Christ, so that anyone that loves me will be blessed and will receive hope.
Colossians 1:10 so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God,
Let Us Pray
Prayer For Hope And Faith – Finding Strength In Trusting God
Dear Lord, I come to You today asking for Your guidance in bolstering my hope and faith. The trials of life can be overwhelming at times, and I confess that sometimes my faith wavers, and hope seems distant. Yet, I know that with You, all things are possible, and that Your love never fails.
Abba Father, remind me of Your eternal promises and help me to anchor my soul in the truth of Your Word. May my faith stand not in the wisdom of men, but in the power of You, my God. When the winds of life blow fiercely around me, may I be like a tree planted by the water, whose roots run deep into the ground of faith and whose branches reach high into the sky of hope.
Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
Romans 15:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Prayer for Hope And Faith In Difficult Times
Lord, in times of trials and tribulations, it’s often challenging to hold on to hope. But I understand that it is in these trying times that my faith needs to stand firm. I pray for Your strength to hold on to the hope that is in You, knowing that You are working out everything for my good.
Jesus, You are the beacon of hope in the darkest night. When I feel lost, and the path ahead seems uncertain, guide me with Your light. Remind me that the night is darkest just before the dawn and that joy comes in the morning.
Psalm 30:5 For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.
Romans 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
Prayer For Faith In God’s Promises
Heavenly Father, Your Word is filled with promises of love, protection, healing, and provision. Help me, Lord, to keep these promises close to my heart. Bolster my faith so that I may hold fast to these promises, even when circumstances try to make me doubt.
Oh God, I know that You are not a man that You should lie, nor a son of man that You should change Your mind. When You make a promise, You fulfill it. May this knowledge fuel my faith in You.
Numbers 23:19 God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?
Hebrews 10:23 Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.
Prayer For Hope And Faith In Daily Living
Every day, Lord, I want to live a life that is full of hope and faith. In my interactions with others, in the decisions I make, in the work that I do – may everything be grounded in my faith in You and my hope for eternity with You.
May my faith and hope be visible to those around me, that they may be drawn to You through my life. May my life serve as a testament to Your faithfulness and the hope that comes from knowing You.
Colossians 3:23-24 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.
1 Peter 3:15 But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.