It is impossible to exaggerate the value of hope.

Hope is to the spirit what bread is to the body.

Our disappointments may be many, our joys may be small, but our hope is great.

The resurrection of Jesus is the basis of our hope.

God of power and love, through the resurrection of your Son,

You have kindled in our hearts the hope of eternal life.

Guard this hope with your grace,

and bring it to fulfilment in the kingdom of heaven.