Increase Our Hope

Commenting on Psalm 25:19 in his Complete Commentary on the Bible, John Calvin exhorts Christians to:

[Ask God] that he would increase our hope when it is small, awaken it when it is dormant, confirm it when it is wavering, strengthen it when it is weak, and raise it up when it is overthrown.

As you plan the services of your church this week, keep in mind that not everyone will arrive to worship filled with hope. Some will come with hope that is small, dormant, wavering, weak, and maybe even overthrown. How might God use your work this week and your ministry next Sunday to increase the hope of those who are discouraged?