Scripture contains beautiful promises and words of encouragement. They are great prayers for when we are walking along or queuing in the supermarket or stuck in traffic. But it helps if we have memorised them…
Here are some of my favourites:
Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable — if anything is excellent or praiseworthy — think about such things. – Philippians 4:8.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
During times of hardship:
We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be made visible in our bodies. 2 Corinthians 4:8-10
Or perhaps just this Desmond Tutu quote:
Victory is Ours
Goodness is stronger than evil;
Love is stronger than hate;
Light is stronger than darkness;
Life is stronger than death;
Victory is ours through Him who loves us.
Or this Julian of Norwich on:
“All shall be well, and all shall be well and all manner of thing shall be well.”