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.
We thank you for sending Jesus Christ your Son, the eternal and living Word of God, to reveal you to us. We also gladly trust in him as the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world. As those who believe, we thank you for giving us the right to become children of God.
We thank you for the new birth that comes to us by faith in Christ. We thank you for this new eternal life. We also see our need to be true disciples of Jesus and to be disciple-makers ourselves. Help us to be part of the movement to multiply committed followers of Christ, the Messiah.
We receive the life that you offer and we pray that you would allow us to see many others come to faith in you.
And we pray all of this through Jesus Christ our Lord,