1 October, 2020
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer…Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. Romans 12:12,15
Almighty Father, we offer you praise and exaltation, Loving Father, for the unfaltering assurance in your Holy Word, knowing that our hope of glory is secured for us in heavenly places for the eternal ages to come, simply because your Word is true and unchangeable. Our hope is built on nothing less than trusting in the cross of Christ and the everlasting joy of adhering to your Word.
The world, with its constant travails, temptations, distractions, weighs us down with stress and torment. The ongoing pandemic has put fear into everyone, but we rely on the promises of your Covenant, bearing our sufferings with patience, for your strength is sufficient to see us through every difficulty of life. Jesus, our Savior, has already overcome sin and death and we are united with him and his victory.
We find comfort in approaching you in prayer Father, our Divine Healer, because constant prayer, is one of the chief weapons in spiritual warfare and is bound to vanquish evil. And so we constantly lift our hearts and voice to you in prayers of thanks and praise, intercession and petitions, laying them before the throne of your Grace, in the name of Jesus knowing that he that is in us, is greater than he that is in the world.
We are so grateful with the gift of the Holy Spirit dwelling within us, to counsel us in the process of purification of our lives, necessary for our salvation. And towards this we work by spreading your love and peace to our brethren, sharing our joys and sorrows, lightening each other’s burdens, to selflessly grow in fellowship and brotherhood. Jesus has taught us to serve one another to grow in humility, and we hope to achieve this grace in Jesus’ Name. Amen