Have you noticed that all the scripture assignments for the last few days have been on joy? This is not an accident. The Bible is full of stories about joy, as well as commands to rejoice. And, our passage for today is a lofty benediction of joy as Paul prays for the church in Rome, blessing them and asking God to fill them with joy, peace, trust, and hope through the Holy Spirit.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.