Prayer Guide: Living Hope

Music and Lyrics by Brian Johnson and Phil Wickham.
©2017 Phil Wickham Music, Bethel Music Publishing. CCLI Song Number: 7106807

The prayer prompters below are suggestions to choose from in the context of corporate prayer or worship. Usually only one or two would be utilized, but we have provided a variety of ideas to choose from, or to use as inspiration to create your own.


Verse One

How great the chasm that lay between us
How high the mountain I could not climb
In desperation, I turned to heaven
And spoke Your name into the night
Then through the darkness, Your loving-kindness
Tore through the shadows of my soul
The work is finished, the end is written
Jesus Christ, my living hope

  • I praise You Lord Jesus that Your loving-kindness to me was powerful enough to…
  • I praise You Jesus that You are always my living hope, even when…
  • I praise Your Jesus that even though I was so desperate that I _________, You heard my cry.
  • I pray that You will help ________________ (name) see the chasm of sin that separates them from You.
  • I pray for ____________ and the desperation of ______________ (situation), that they will turn to You for salvation.

Verse two

Who could imagine so great a mercy?
What heart could fathom such boundless grace?
The God of ages stepped down from glory
To wear my sin and bear my shame
The cross has spoken, I am forgiven
The King of kings calls me His own
Beautiful Savior, I’m Yours forever
Jesus Christ, my living hope

  • I praise You that Your mercy is so great that You can….
  • I praise You that Your grace is so boundless that You can…
  • I praise You that through the cross You forgave my…
  • You are the King of Kings with power and authority over…
  • Thank You that because I belong to the King of Kings I can…
  • Because the power of the cross has forgiven me, give me grace today to forgive…
  • I pray for ______________ (name) today as they face ____________. Give them grace to remember that You are their living hope.



Hallelujah, praise the One who set me free
Hallelujah, death has lost its grip on me
You have broken every chain
There’s salvation in Your name
Jesus Christ, my living hope

  • I praise You that You have set me free from…
  • Thank You that You have broken my chains of…
  • I pray for _____________ (name) that Your truth will set them free from…
  • Because there is salvation in Your name I pray that You will give me power and an opportunity to share Your gospel with…


Verse Three

Then came the morning that sealed the promise
Your buried body began to breathe
Out of the silence, the Roaring Lion
Declared the grave has no claim on me
Jesus, Yours is the victory!

  • Because You have power over death, help me to trust You for…
  • Jesus, give me power to live in Your victory this week, especially when…