1 October, 2021
Be on your guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous, be strong.
1 Corinthians 16:13
Glorious God, Almighty Father, you are Perfect and Infallible and have created us to be perfect in holiness, in your own image and likeness. Our rebellion against you has made us fall to irredeemable depths and everlasting punishment for our souls. By Jesus’ death, you have granted us the gift of salvation, gained by our faith in Jesus. Father, we are sinful from birth, and have to constantly fight off the devil and his dealings, to avoid eternal death.
We have been exhorted by the ministers of the faith, who preach your Holy Word, the gospel truth, to be prepared to guard against temptation. We implore you to so fortify us in our beliefs, our obedience to your Holy Will, our works of spreading the good news of your Kingdom to all and our walking faithfully and in righteousness, with the indwelling Spirit as our counselor and guide, that we never waver, and remain deep rooted in faith. We watch, in sober wakefulness, ready to engage in spiritual warfare, against the ruler of darkness and devastation.
We pledge our allegiance to Christ our Lord and Savior, who has prevailed against sin, vanquishing the wicked one, saving us from the nefarious intentions of Satan, and canceling the debt of the sins of the world by the price of his life. We can attain salvation, sonship and an inheritance in your Presence, by combating the weaknesses of the flesh, fighting against all opposition and persecution, and persevering with fortitude and forbearance, in good works strengthening our resolve, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.