Thank you, Lord Jesus, for your kind and constant working in me when I am not faithful, for your unceasing love and goodness in spite of my rebellion and unbelief. I praise you that you never give up on us and will pursue us to the end.
Thank you for your wide, comprehensive and complete plan for our lives: you miss no detail, your timing is perfect and your grace is more than sufficient. “ His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.” 2 Peter 1:3.
Thank you for the powerful and perceptive work of your Spirit in and for us: teaching, convicting, rebuking and leading. Help us to be more and more wholeheartedly obedient to the Spirit’s leading.
To you belongs all honor and glory, Lord Jesus. Your great and deep love, shared with the Father and Spirit, is now shared with us. It is so good to be in your kingdom, in your family, in your warm embrace. You are to be praised for “the glory of your grace, wherein you have made us accepted in the beloved.” Eph 1:6
I praise you for the power of your affection–that you can and do love all those who are your enemies, who seek to bring you harm, who are destructive and dangerous to your cause. “But God commended his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” And now that we are redeemed sinners, you continue to love us.
Thank you that we can rejoice in your love, Lord Jesus, knowing that in you we are cleansed, forgiven, adopted, embraced and delighted in. Help us to live in that reality as the world tries to beat us down and make us victims—when we are actually more than conquerors!