Thank you for giving us the perfect Savior in the person of Jesus Christ your Son. Help us to always be ready to obey him, even when we are not sure where obedience will lead. And allow us, through this process to develop greater intimacy with you.
Then Father, when we look at the religious leaders, we realize that we may be in that position today in relation to others. Help us to always be an encouragement to those who need to grow in their faith. Help us further to make it easier for those who don’t know you to come to know you personally.
Help us to be stepping stones rather than stumbling blocks to other people’s faith.
It is truly amazing that you could lay down your life for our sake, knowing that you would rise from the dead shortly after. We do not want to be slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken. Help us to understand, just as you helped those early disciples, all that is written in the Scriptures concerning yourself.
We believe that everything written about you in the Low of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled. Much of that was fulfilled by you in your first coming. We await all that has yet to be fulfilled with eagerness.
Help us now also to be fully engaged in the work of proclaiming repentance and forgiveness of sins to all nations. Please clothe us with power from on high, the power of your Holy Spirit as we now give our lives completely to serving you.
We trust you as our Savior and worship you as our Lord,
I know that I am a sinner and that I need your forgiveness. I confess that there is nothing that I can do to save myself. I admit my complete inability to work my way to heaven or to somehow be good enough to be saved. Instead, I trust Christ and Christ alone as the One who bore my sin when He died on the cross.
I believe that I can come to you directly on the basis of Christ’s shed blood and in so doing not have to face your holy judgment. I believe that Christ was raised from the dead and I take this as a guarantee of my own resurrection. Help me now to live completely for you.
Please fill me with your Holy Spirit so that I might walk in newness of life. And help me to carry out your will each and every day until I meet you face to face.