Enables one to desire God above all things and to trust him for personal salvation.
Lord Jesus, please increase my hope today. When I am discouraged by my own faults or weighed down by the current circumstances of my life, help me to keep my eyes focused on You and to trust in Your continued love for me. You have promised to be with me, and I know that You will do it.
St. Rose of Lima
St. Rose of Lima shows the power of hope. While she was still young, she made the decision to live very simply, totally dedicated to God. She knew that heaven was going to be worth it and chose to give up anything that would distract her from preparing for it. She spent most of her time in prayer, seeking to be with God and to live the life of heaven now.
- I ask God for stronger hope in Him and friendship with Him by going to Mass, going to Confession, and spending daily time with God in prayer.
- I trust that God loves me, even though I’m not perfect.
- I keep my eyes fixed on heaven and on the things of God.
This we have as an anchor of the soul, sure and firm, which reaches into the interior behind the veil, where Jesus has entered on our behalf as forerunner, becoming high priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.