Your eyes, Lord Jesus, are both fiery and forgiving; your heart is both loving and firm. Yours acts of righteous grace cause mercy to triumph over justice; your thoughts are incredible, returning only good for the evil we have done.
You are consistently, faithfully at work, turning the kingdom of this world right side up, starting within us. You have rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the Kingdom of Light, and now you are teaching us to see things as you do:
to rejoice in persecution;
to offer thanks in difficulty;
to understand that in mercy you chasten all those you love.
With you there is hope, meaning and purpose; with you there is a future with the certainty of an eternity of joy. Praise you for the foretaste we can have now in your Word as we gaze upon your grace and beauty and are consistently transformed more and more into your image by the Spirit of power (2 Cor. 3:18).
You, Lord Jesus, are truly worthy of worship, glory and honor, both now and forever more. May we honor you all through this day with obedience to what we know to be true.