11 May, 2023
Hence, now there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
Dear Heavenly Father, we highly exalt your Name in jubilant exultation, rejoicing that you have adopted us to sonship, with Christ our Redeemer’s ultimate sacrifice of dying to free us from eternal damnation and condemnation. As believers, with our faith in you and our Savior Jesus sealed, through our baptism, we enjoy the privilege of being called children of God through the re-established communion with you and the gift of your Holy Spirit.
We have been made new in the spirit, and walking in faith, we have become worthy to receive your grace, which alone can bring us into your beatific presence. Only with this new spirit can we be spiritually renewed, pardoned, justified, for Jesus’ death has won victory over all sin and by his sufferings and resurrection have we been made righteous and sanctified.
Lord, help us reject all evil, worldly pleasures and all carnal desire, which can result in the loss of your grace and place our souls in peril. We cannot let temporary temptations endanger our perpetual deliverance and jeopardize the state of our souls. We continue in our efforts to live in Christ and abide in him in all we do, in eternal gratefulness of his immense sacrifice. We pledge this intent in the Name of Jesus. Amen