ABIDE Prayer: God Is Our Hope

The purpose of ABIDE is to seek God through prayer, rely on the Spirit as we gather together, and pray with unity and purpose. ABIDE prayers are Scripture-led and Spirit-focused prayers.

Hope is defined as a confident expectation, assurance.  As God’s children, we can hope – expect with confidence that He will do what He says He will do.  God is faithful and keeps His promises.  We can experience hope if we choose to believe God and trust Him.  God is the One with the power to transform our lives, family, church and beyond.  God is hope, and God is the source of our hope.

“Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you believe so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit” (Romans 15:13).

Prayers for Hope

God, thank you that you are our hope!  I choose to trust you and put my hope in you for_________________________(fill in the blank with something in your life that you need to trust God with and  put your hope fully in Him).

Prayers for Joy and Peace

As we put our hope in God, it takes a huge burden off us! Romans 15:13 says that as we believe God – put our hope in Him – He fills us with peace and joy.  We aren’t filled with a temporary peace and joy but God’s peace and joy.  God’s peace and joy is from the power of the Holy Spirit. “Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you believe so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit”.

Let’s pray for God to give us his joy and peace as we put our trust in Him.

God, thank you for giving us joy and peace as we put our trust in you.  Fill us with your joy and peace as we trust you with______________________ (fill in the blank in area of your life, place of ministry, family where you are trusting God and putting your hope in Him).

Prayers for the Next Generation

Let’s pray for the next generation.  Pray for those in their 20’s and younger.   Scripture tells us “For you are my hope, Lord GOD, my confidence from my youth” (Psalm 71:5). 

Let’s ask God to help the next generation put their hope in God and receive confidence by believing God and putting their trust in Him.

God, we pray for___________________________ to put their hope in you.  Help them be confident in you and your Spirit within them (pray for those who are younger and need to put their hope in God).

Closing Prayer

God, we want your peace and joy to fill us and to overflow with hope.  Help us put our hope fully in you and may your hope overflow through us to one another, our families, our community and beyond.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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