Faithful God, I thank you that you are the God who gives hope to the hopeless. I ask that you would fill my heavy heart with hope at this time. Help me to praise you during the good times and the bad times. My circumstances may change but your love does not. I thank you that you are not a distant God but that you are living and active in my life. May I see your might and power at work in my life. May the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable in your sight. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.