22 May, 2023
Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? – 1 Corinthians 3:16
Heavenly Father, Creator of the world and all it holds, Infallible God, we gather together, all believers in Jesus Christ, our Savior and Messiah, Who came down on earth to fulfill your plan of redemption and eternal life for all who, by their faith are beneficiaries of your grace, and we joyfully sing your praises, giving you glory. You saved us Lord and set us free, and we extol your Holy Name, along with all the angels and heavenly hosts.
Jesus formed your church here on earth and gave Peter the honor of continuing his mission, by baptizing and bringing to conversion all those who were chosen to an effectual calling. Lord Jesus is the very foundation of the whole church, the temple of God, and all Christians are members of the Church. We renew our belief as the congregation meet to worship you, because this is where you bless us from your mercy-seat.
With Christ our Head, all your people are a temple, a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to you by Jesus Christ. By your Spirit, Lord, you bless us and cover the faithful with your graces. The Trinity, of Father, Son and Holy Spirit, dwells in us and with us, abiding in us through the power of your Holy Spirit, Third person of the Triune Godhead. We beseech you to help us to consecrate ourselves, purified, as members of your Sacred Body, your true temple, through Jesus, our Lord. Amen