This is a prayer based on the theme of Hope, the readings from the call to worship I am using for the service (which includes Advent candle lighting) and also some reflection from my daily bible reading and a reflection I wrote on a photo called the Pale Blue Dot a few years ago.
The New living Translation version of Lamentations 3:21-24 reads like this
Yet I still dare to hope
when I remember this:
His mercies never cease.
23 Great is his faithfulness;
his mercies begin afresh each morning.
24 I say to myself, “The Lord is my inheritance;
therefore, I will hope in him!”