23 April, 2022
The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world.” – John 1:29
Eternal Father, your fathomless love, tender compassion and mercy towards mankind are inexhaustible and give us great hope for turning to you in total reparation of our heart and spirit. We rejoice gladly at having a God who lives in us and for us, everloving, ever-giving, who is so benevolent that he forgives all our transgressions. Lord, you forget our iniquities when we seek you with faith and hold you in our hearts, ready to do your Will, for great is your faithfulness.
Lord, your people who were weighed down with sin and wickedness, bound in deep bondage to Satan and slaves of the darkness of his worldly empire, cried out to you to fulfill your promise of a Messiah for their deliverance. Their prayers were heard when you, in accordance with your plan of salvation, sent Jesus, incarnated as the Son of Man, to rescue all mankind with the ransom of his blood for purchase of our freedom from slavery to sin and our adoption as children of God through conversion and transformation by faith.
Jesus came as a sacrificial offering, as the Lamb of God, who permanently destroyed the yoke of sin binding mankind, becoming the curse, for the sway of the curse to be lifted forever. Jesus finally, fully atoned for the sins of the world. With his death he restored your glory, Almighty Father, and with his resurrection and ascension into heaven, he afforded to us the gift of your saving grace, the gift of the Holy Spirit to dwell within us as guide and counselor and eternal life with you in heaven. With his perfect sacrifice, he defeated the reign of evil, ushering in a new dawn of eternal salvation. We hold fast to our faith, in our Lord Jesus’ Name. Amen