7 June, 2023
So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ. – Romans 10:17
Abba Father, you came down on this earth as man, the Messiah Jesus, to save the sinner, grant us your grace and give us the reward of eternal life through faith in your teaching. With all the elect, who have joined the colossal multitudes of angels and saints in heaven, we chant your praises and raise our voices singing of our Glorious God, Who, after living a perfect life on earth, redeemed us and purchased for us eternal salvation, by your sacrificial death for our sins.
You conveyed to us your Holy Word and with your new covenant we were brought into faith of our one, true, living God by the testimony and preaching of the promises of your eternal kingdom. You rose again to glory through the resurrection and ascension of Jesus into heaven, so that we could have salvific, eternal life by the transforming power of the Holy Spirit. All who hear your life-giving word, which puts faith and trust into the hearts of people, are saved, for ministers are instruments, by whom others believe in the Gospel, and live in obedience to your commands.
It is in accordance with your will, to send forth your apostles and ministers, to preach the Gospel, that faith by hearing of the divine message is received. Only through the preaching of the gospel can faith be accomplished, and we, the faithful, pray for our ministers who are sent into the world, so that sinners may listen to your Holy Word and be saved from condemnation through faith, and through your justification can be raised to life in Christ, through the power of the Holy Spirit, in the Name of Jesus. Amen