Blessed by Hope

Most Sundays, I write a blessing to speak over our church. I speak the words before we depart, hoping that God’s Spirit will take plain words and lodge them in places I could never reach. It is a great joy, to speak a blessing over friends. My preference is to write the blessing myself, but there are words in Scripture that blow any blessing I’d write to smithereens. This is one of them, from St. Paul. Breathe in these words. Open your hands and receive them.

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 Spirt. And may it be so. Amen.


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2 Replies to “Blessed by Hope”

  1. Thank you for speaking your blessings. I keep the blessing you posted in your “a hillside sermon” series taped to the side of my computer screen at work. On bad/stressful days, the words bring my heart peace and help me move ahead through the muck.

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