19 May, 2021
For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness, ”made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.- 2 Corinthians 4:6
Merciful Father, you are the King of all creation. You created the world out of nothing but your Holy Word, which brought forth light when you declared it and put an end to darkness. Your same Word you made incarnate and so, as prophesied, your Word made flesh in the form of Jesus our Messiah, shone the light of your glory during his ministry of salvation according to your will, making disciples who would spread the truth of your Word openly, after Jesus’ death and resurrection, for our eternal salvation.
Lord, the true teaching of Jesus made us open minded and gave us deep faith and hope that we were delivered from the bondage of slavery to Satan and sin and, through your free grace were made pure and righteous by the atonement of our transgressions made by our Savior. As Christians who abide in Jesus, through the power of the Holy Spirit, we have been fortified by faith, to spread the light of your glory, throughout the world.
We thank our Lord Jesus for bringing your gift of redemption to us, and by his suffering and death restoring us to pure righteousness and to you, forever. We are bound by your covenanted promises to us, that in love for you and for our fellowmen in a way that is honest, and filled with your grace, we will gain your favor and the gift of eternity. We will continue spreading the message about the heavenly kingdom and are confident that we will be resurrected after death and enjoy eternity and the glory of your countenance, with Jesus our Lord. Amen