Prayer to overcome disappointment

“and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭5‬:‭5‬ ‭NRSV‬‬

Let us pray.

Lord of the journey of life, help us to live in the reality of life. Lord we don’t always get what we really want. We live with and create disappointment for ourselves, and for others. The strivings and weaknesses of our living. We have hopes that we too often lose and cannot give up on, yet we struggling to be true to You. In this time of sacrifice, help us to give to You our disappointments. Not to ignore our realities but to trust You to go beyond our limited faith and our focus on ourselves. Lord grant us hope so that we can see beyond our limited experiences to be open relying on You more and more each day. Our disappointments are not the limitings of Your creation but of our focus. When we start to focus on You and the greater picture of what is truly around us. May we see more to life than our limiting perspectives and see the blessings that You have always placed all around us, but our disappointments too often have stolen our focus from You and from the fullness of Your blessing in this beautifully messed up world. We pray this in Your name, Amen.

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