Prayers of Hope against Adversity

My Supreme, my Supreme!
Today I shall keep only one thing
In my aspiring heart:
Hope.
Today I shall keep only one thing
In my serving life:
Promise.
My Supreme, my Supreme!

Excerpt from My Morning Soul-Body Prayers, Part 7 by Sri Chinmoy.

Writing on Hope and Adversity

None can deny the fact that every step of progress which the world has made has come from both the smiles of prosperity and the tears of adversity.

Adversity, like poverty, is no sin. One merit of adversity none can deny: It helps us to be stronger within. The stronger we are within, the brighter we are without.  ”No suffering, no salvation,” so says the teacher Adversity to his student, man.

“No soul’s delight, no salvation,” so says the teacher Prosperity to his student, man.

One who is afraid of studying in the school of adversity can never hope for a perfect education in life.

Misfortune threatens prosperity.

Hope ignores adversity.”

Excerpt from Eternity’s Breath by Sri Chinmoy.