Heavenly Father, fill our hearts with hope that peace will not allude us. Your Word (Romans 15:13) reminds us that You are the God of hope and that You can fill us will joy and peace. We trust in your promises. Awaken a renewed hope within us, anchoring our souls in the certainty of your love and redemption. In this season, let hope, joy, and love be our guiding light, leading us closer to the peace that only the Savior can give. Amen.
Rev. Stephen Green
Pastor, St. Luke AME Church, Harlem, NY
Community Engagement Consultant
National Council of Churches