Hope and joy and peace sound terrific. Two things are vital for these two blessings to be a part of our lives. First, we must trust God to meet our needs and get us to where we need to be. Second, we expect the power of the Holy Spirit to bless us and empower us with God's qualities.
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.
— Romans 15:13
Dear Lord, bless us with greater trust that you are nearby and long to help. Dear Father, bless and empower us to be the people you want us to be. Fill us with your Spirit so we may live our life here more like Jesus lived his life here on earth. In Jesus’ name, Amen.