Daily Prayer 365

Day 70
November 9, 2022


I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in God’s word I put my hope. —Psalm 130:5

I define hope as distinct from optimism or idealism. It has nothing to do with wishing. It references reality at every turn and reveres truth. It lives open eyed and wholeheartedly with the darkness that is woven ineluctably into the light of life and sometimes seems to overcome it. Hope, like every virtue, is a choice that becomes a habit that becomes spiritual muscle memory. It’s a renewable resource for moving through life as it is, not as we wish it to be.  —Krista Tippett, Becoming Wise

Let us choose hope, Lord. Let our habit of hope, our practice of hope develop into spiritual muscle memory, so that hope can course through us on the easy days and the hardest ones. Amen.

November 9, 2022

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