Thursday, December 4, 2008

'give us a joy that outlasts our sorrows'

From POTP, p.29:

O Spirit of Christ,
give us a joy that outlasts our sorrows,
give us a hope stronger than the despair of our discouragement,
and give us a new belief that we have reason to rejoice—
to be glad for who we are because you made us and gave us life,
and all we have is a gift from you.
In the name of Jesus, our Lord and Savior, Amen.