15 May, 2021
Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
God our Father, you are our only source of sustenance and you have filled the earth with all our needs. We exalt the Name of our Ever-living God to the skies and up to the heavens, where the chants of the multitude of heavenly hosts sing your praises forever. We exult in the truth of our God who loves and cares for us unconditionally. When we look up to you God, we realize we are just the dust of the earth. You have formed us in your image, and breathed life into us.
Lord, we are not worthy to stand before you because we are tainted with the stain of our miserable iniquities, for which Jesus, your only begotten Son, came on earth. He atoned for the full extent of our sin, gaining for us freedom and eternal salvation. Lord, we humbly acknowledge our sins and our spiritual emptiness and poverty. Through the faith instilled into our hearts by Lord Jesus’ teachings and the revelation of your benevolent adoption of all those who are redeemed, our trust is in you, Lord and in your faithful promises to us.
We are deeply repentant of our depraved human weaknesses and firmly resolve to surrender ourselves to your love and mercy, for we long to enjoy the peace and grace of our God and renounce the ungodliness and treachery of the world. Heaven is the permanent home of all true followers of Christ and we wish to be among the elect and gain your favor. With contrite hearts we work towards attaining a state of blessedness, thus renewing ourselves with purity and righteousness of spirit, which will justify us when we stand in your beatific presence and worship you. In Jesus’ Name we pray. Amen