7 September, 2022
That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
Heavenly God, as we praise and pray, worship and glorify your Invincible Sovereignty and flawless plans for your entire creation, which is not just unblemished but unchangeable, we avow that you are the Author of our life and of our salvation. Lord, when you created us, you gave us dominion over all created things. But betraying you, we became diminished in spirit to mere mortals and entered the vile realm of wickedness and darkness.
Lord, your mercy is unsurpassed and your plans are everlasting. Jesus came to the earth to restore your plans and thus, to restore your glory. It had never been your intention to abandon us, who were the image and likeness of you and carried within us your own breath. Our Savior recreated us to righteousness of spirit, by dying for us and erasing the entire burden of our iniquities. His resurrection and ascension into heaven has gained for us eternal salvation.
We believe and follow the truth of the Holy Gospel and are, through rebirth in the Spirit, justified for all time, before you. We are saved from all damnation and condemnation and renewed, transformed, regenerated, sanctified and made your faithful elect, your children, worthy of a heavenly heritage, only by your grace and by our faith, solidarity and life in Jesus Christ. Uphold us Lord, and may our faith save us forever, in Jesus’ Name. Amen