Ways to practice Hope include affirmations, patience, optimism, sacred activism, and the specific spiritual practices below.
- Write affirmations to express your hopes for yourself and a better world. The sacred texts from all traditions contain assurances that give rise to hope. For example, "All things work together for good for those who love God." "Even though I walk through the darkest valley, you are with me."
- Prayers also convey our hopes. In Prayers for a Thousand Years: Blessings and Expressions of Hope for the New Millennium Elizabeth Roberts and Elias Amidon give many examples. Read a review and a hopeful prayer by Tony Campolo.
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