10 February, 2022
I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.” – Romans 1:16-17
Lord our God, you have revealed your righteousness to us in the gospel, your righteousness that comes to us through faith and continues in faith. Grant that we may understand and live by it even in a crooked generation, for the joy of the gospel to bear fruit. Protect us in the midst of temptation and conflicting opinions so that we are raised above them, remaining free, dedicated to establishing the glory of your Name.
As Christians, we are your chosen ones, believers in the resurrection of our Savior dying to free us and bestow upon us the free gift of salvation whereby we are invited to share in your Heavenly Kingdom as co-heirs and children of the Father. Your righteousness gives us hope for the many, many people who still need help to realize that their lives are not of passing value but of eternal worth. And the gospel reveals this truth.
We have been commissioned to carry your Holy Word across all barriers, to all people, believers and unbelievers for them to know the truth of your promise. Lord, we invoke your divine assistance in fearlessly proclaiming the gospel, spreading it to reach the very ends of the earth. May we zealously preach your Holy Gospel and be instrumental in building up faith that will set all people free forever, which is the reward of eternal salvation to those who believe. We ask this in Jesus’ Name. Amen