As we kick off a new series examining the prayers of the Apostle Paul, we pray these prayers for ourselves and for others. We ask that God fills us with joy and peace, that we might overflow with hope. Biblical hope is an eager expectation of God’s action. Hope is the settled expectation of impending good (Dallas Willard). May the overflow of our hope slosh onto the people and problems around us. A life overflowing with hope is a beautiful thing to behold!
Take this message with you. Make it your prayer – pray Pauls prayer for yourself and others. Remember, spiritual disciplines are practices we can put in our lives to grow cloer to Christ so we can be more like Christ.
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.
Book Recommendation: “Keeping Hope Alive” by Lewis Smeedes
Song Recommendation: “ Hope is Marching On” by Matt Redman
May the overflow of your hope slosh onto the people and problems around you.
Primary text: Romans 15:13
Other texts in this message: Psalm 71:5, Philippians 4:4-13
WORSHIP SONG LIST
Your Grace is Enough Matt Maher and Chris Tomlin
No Longer Slaves Jonathan and Melissa Helser
Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) John Newton, John P. Rees, and Chris Tomlin
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Prayers of Paul, Overflowing Hope, Troy Champ, Baptism, Snooze