God Almighty, We think of You, thank You, love You, choose to be devoted to You. We accept your gift of kinship, being your children of choice, by the personal sacrifice of your Son Jesus the Christ, whose devotion to You led him so willingly to the Cross. We don’t earn adoption. We humbly receive it!
We are joined today in worship, purpose, and need. Challenge us to honor you daily. Thank You for understanding and loving us in our humanity. Thank You for “your Helper”, the Holy Spirit, who intervenes on our behalf, with unspoken words and guidance. Help us to reject the temptations that come our way. Satan knows our weakness. You will be our strength.
We are witnesses! Open our mouths to exclaim, Have you met Jesus? He touched me! You call each of us by name. We are not seen as 1 of billions and given a number. The Bible says You know us by name. You knew us intimately as we developed before birth. Each individual is of immeasurable value to You. A value You place on us. Help us to reject our arrogant, self-serving way and choose your way.
Bless Pastor George and the many around the world who lead your church. Bless each witness. Especially bless those who are being persecuted for their choice to follow You. We pray for mercy by their oppressors. We pray for the oppressors that they would meet Jesus and never be the same.
Fill our souls with the life, death and resurrection of Christ, who made everything right with creation.
Posted on Fri, March 1, 2013
by Cheryl Plank filed under