16 April, 2021
O Lord , you are my God, I extol you, I praise your name; For you have carried out your wonderful plans of old, faithful and true. – Isaiah 25:1
O Wonderful and Mighty God, enthroned on High, the King of the Universe, the great I Am, with throbbing hearts and in great exultation we gaze upon the splendor and majesty of your creation and acknowledge you with fearful and faithful awe as the One, True, Ever-living and Everlasting God, who rules us with his Mighty Hand, in perfect glory and righteousness.
You are a God of Power. You delivered your people out of slavery and led them to freedom and to a promised land, rich and plentiful. You established them upon the earth, multiplied their numbers, restored them from evil attachments and assuaged the spirits of the oppressed, by destroying their many adversaries.You displayed your absolute, supreme love and steadfastness to us, by waiting patiently, when we, in our worldliness, wickedness and weakness forgot our merciful and tender God. The moment we turned to you in repentance, you upheld us, rescued and saved us.
We waited long years for a Messiah, prophesied and promised to us and, true to your promises, you sent your only begotten son to redeem us, atone for our sins with his blood spilled on the Cross of his crucifixion. We stand before you today, fortified and redeemed, rich in your grace and in firm faith. We remain followers of your Holy Word, abiding in Jesus, filled with the power of your Spirit of truth. We commit ourselves to you Lord, spreading your truth of salvation for all believers, throughout the earth in the Name of Jesus our Savior. Amen