Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, – Hebrews 12:1
Lord, the hope you planted in my heart will not give up. It may get tired. It may get weary. It may fall. It may temporarily fail. It may lose a battle. But it keeps going. It endures. Its hope is in you. You are faithful. You have overcome this world. And above all, you love me. Thank you for the hope you have given me. In Jesus’ name, amen.