3 June, 2022
The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace.- Romans 8:6
God of Love, Peace and Salvation, you have created us in your likeness and have given us potential to aspire to growing spiritually perfect, as you have always intended us to be. If we have acquired a sinful nature, it is because we disobeyed your righteous commands and rebelled against your goodness and kindness. We are infinitely sorry for provoking your wrath, thus falling from grace, and distancing you from us.
Your plan of salvation for mankind makes us realize that you had no intention of abandoning or deserting us, because your spirit has been breathed into us, which makes us yours forever. And so, beloved Father, you came down to earth, fully incarnated and dwelt amongst us as Jesus, the Son of Man, to save us and restore your glory, by your adoption of us, fully justified and purified, as beneficiaries of your Kingdom, through your grace and by our faith in our Savior and Messiah, Jesus.
Jesus has given us your words of truth, your commands and promises in the Holy Gospel. By his living sacrifice, he has brought us to salvation in your grace. No more are we governed by worldly pursuits, but choose to abide in Jesus and have his indwelling Spirit in our lives, to counsel and guide us away from carnal desires of the flesh, which pronounce death as its reward and eternal condemnation. Lord, assist us in inclining towards growing in the strength of your Holy Spirit, to remain in the excellency of your grace, light and eternal peace, in Jesus’ Name. Amen