You have made known to me the path
you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal
pleasures at your right hand.
...rejoice that your names are written in heaven.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness,
goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
Praise to God for a Living Hope
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!
In his great
mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the
Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance
that can never perish, spoil or fade-
kept in heaven for you, who
through faith are shielded by God's power until the coming of the
salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you
greatly rejoice, though now
for a little while you may have had to
suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that
faith- of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined
by fire- may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and
honour when Jesus Christ is revealed.
Though you have not seen him, you
love him; and even though you do not see him now,
you believe in him
and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy,
for you are
receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls.
1 Peter 1:3-9
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in
so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy
But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy.
Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may
rejoice in you.
For surely, O LORD, you bless the righteous; you
surround them with your favour as with a shield.
But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation.
I will sing to the LORD, for he has been good to me.
Praise be to the LORD, for he has heard my cry for mercy.
The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped.
My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song.