20 January, 2022
No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it. – 1 Corinthians 10:13
Eternal Father, EverLiving God of Mercy and Righteousness, you have displayed the Power of your Compassion on humanity, by upholding us and rescuing us through your Son Jesus Christ, for we had fallen into the depth of sinfulness and were unable to save ourselves. You are a Just God and you planned our salvation and executed it in order to reinstate us as your children and co-heirs of the Kingdom of heaven.
Lord, you are our Comforter in times of difficulty and affliction and we cleave to you, knowing you will not break your covenant with us, of everlasting life for all believers who have faith in Jesus Christ and who have firm, unshaken belief in your promises. Jesus has taught us that there will trouble in the world, but if we trust in the Lord, we will be able to overcome all tribulation, just as he did.
We take courage and cling to your mercies and goodness knowing that as Jesus overcame, so shall we, if we follow in his footstep and transform our spiritual lives. All generations of believers trust in your help and comfort, for you give consolation to all despondent souls crying out to you, in faith and trust. We gain courage and forbearance with your assistance, for you have equipped us with the armor of your Holy Word and with the Power of the Spirit we are able to withstand all trials, for your grace is sufficient for us in Jesus’ Name. Amen