"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. According to his great mercy he has caused us to be born again into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead." - 1 Peter 1:3
Dear heavenly Father, having spent many hours, days and weeks, trying to secure a future for myself and others only to be surprised by sickness, troubles and the tentacles of death stealing away my loved ones, I find great peace and joy in your promise of a real future beyond this temporary "Olympic" struggle. You raised Christ from the dead to give me the same hope, my own resurrection to life. I accept your gift and I will let it give me hope today no matter what earthly disappointments and challenges I face. My hope is in you and my future is secure. Therefore, today is going to be a good day. AMEN
"God has already written the last chapter of our lives. It is a better end than we could ever imagine. So, smile through the large middle earth where you tread."