“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – Ephesians 1:18-19




I ask that your minds may be opened to see His light,

so that you will know

what is the hope to which He has called you,

how rich are the wonderful blessings He promises His people,

and how very great is His power at work in us who believe.


– Ephesians 1:18-19 (GNT)






The author of these verses, St Paul,

prays to God and asks

that we not only be given a deeper knowledge of God,

but that we are granted a fuller and livelier hope,

because God and hope are inseparable.


Hope is a gift from God,

and this prayer asks for hope to shine more brightly

for us who embrace our Christian faith

which we reflect by striving to love others

in the manner that Jesus taught us.


St. Paul prays that God enlightens our minds

that we may realise what it truly means to be members of the holy people of God

– to be good and worthy Christians.


The ground for hope lies in God’s love and power.

That same power is what is instilled in us through our faith

as we contemplate upon God’s eternal plan for our salvation.






“Hope is a supernatural virtue,

infused by God into our soul,

by which we desire and expect eternal life,

promised by God to His servants,

and the means necessary to obtain it”


– St Pius X Catechism.






Jesus, my Lord and Saviour,

in You the whole of God’s truth has been made manifest.

Full of grace and love, You are Light of the World.

You are the Truth.


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