If you are lacking in hope, go back and read the text of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. Hope will spring up inside you. Here is my MLK Day litany from last year. This year I'm praying about dreams.
God, we are living inside your dream
The dream of creation,
The dream of time and space,
The dream of humanity.
You dreamed us up
And we’re all yours.
The dream of the Kingdom of God;
In which all is done according to the law of Love,
In which exploitation, inequality and poverty are unheard of
In which peace is normal,
In which separation from you and each other is an illusion,
In which Christ is King:
This is the dream we are living for.
This is the dream we must live out.
When it seems just beyond our reach
Love will bridge the gap.
When it seems unimaginable
Love will give us imagination.
When it seems impossible
Love will make a way.
Help us to bravely step out now,
Into the unknown
Into the dreamed-of future
Into the beauty of now.
For you are Love,
And your dream is alive in our hearts.