30 January, 2023
Fear not, for I am with you, be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand. Isaiah 41:10
Creator God, you are the Ruler of the universe and all events and happenings run the course you have set for them. You are the Omniscient Lord, the God of our ancestors, whom you delivered out of bondage, giving them a flourishing inheritance and guiding, shaping and altering their destinies in accordance with your plans for their prosperity. Lord, your faithfulness continues and will last forever, through tests of time.
Through the aeons you have given hope to your chosen people and have added to their numbers by increasing and deepening their faith in your Holy Word. Jesus, our Messiah, became incarnate at your command and became the sacrificial Lamb at your behest, when the darkness of perdition and iniquity was rife and it became imperative that the human race be saved from the tightening chains of bondage. Your saving grace comforts us in difficult and depressing situations, for we trust that you are in control, your Hand outstretched, to keep us from harm.
We acknowledge your dominion over us and your tender mercies, which never fail. We have been upheld to victory, through the dangerous situations of everlasting damnation brought on by sin and its repercussions. With and under your new covenant, which our Lord Jesus revealed we are safe and secure. With the indwelling Holy Spirit to lead us, you have maintained your promise of redemption and we pray that we receive spiritual sanctification, to enable us to stand in your Just Presence, through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son. Amen