8 September, 2023
So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. – 2 Corinthians 4:18
Lord God, in you is Perfection, Infinity Righteousness, Infallibility, Salvation and Sufficiency. You create and you direct, instruct, redeem, sustain and forgive. You have appointed us as your people and you have manifested abundantly your grace and glory by saving us and adopting us. We believe and trust in you. We exalt, glorify and worship your Holy Name. We consecrate our lives to you. Dear God, in your constancy of Spirit, you bring us to newness of life with the dawn of each day, reviving our souls to resolutely face the challenges that moving forward in time presents to us.
Our lives are but journeys of a finite nature and each passing day draws us closer to our destination which is eternal and infinite, where there is neither sense of time nor dimension. For as long as we are on earth, all things are perishable and our bodies age and decay and weaken with natural tendency. Our spirits, however, undergo continual renovation with invigorating faith and belief. The new life we received at salvation, is being transformed into the image and likeness of Christ, as we mature in the faith, and grow in grace.
As Christians, we labour for the salvific message of the gospel of Truth, taking it forward into the world, to the glory of your Holy Name. May the disparity between our physical and spiritual growth, give clarity to our purpose of life, making clear that on earth we are mortals, but the beginning of life is eternity where we are transformed to our natural, immortal, spiritual state. May your grace build up our faith and renew our hearts, keeping our vision on the recompense awaiting us in our Heavenly abode, in Jesus’ Name. Amen