Jul. 1, 2018

A Sunday Prayer

On this Lord’s Day, dearest Jesus, we remember and give You thanks for Your Resurrection and the joy that is ours unendingly because of it! Moreover we stand in awe of the miracle that, as we have died with You, so we are raised up with You, and have been justified, sanctified, and glorified! Indeed You have shown us that even now we are seated with You in the heavenly places. Let our lives reflect this marvelous truth!!! Let all of heaven and earth sing ceaseless praise to You for the wonder of salvation! For there is no other means or Name whereby this could have ever been accomplished, except through the sacrifice of our Lord Jesus Christ and the ransom by His blood.

Help us always, by the power of the Holy Spirit, to live by faith as a people who have been set free from the prison of self, sin, and Satan. You have translated us into the kingdom of Your glorious life and light, that we may follow and serve you in everlasting righteousness, innocence, and blessedness. We rejoice that You have set us free from death, restored and reconciled us to the Father, and that in due time even our bodies will be quickened with immortality and raised up to live forever with You in the heavenly places. What shall we render to You, Lord, for all Your benefits to us? But let us give thanks and call upon Your name always until our journey here below is complete.

Grant that not only today, on this Lord’s Day, but every day, we may join with all the saints, angels, and all the heavenly host in heavenly joy, as we all lift up our voices and cry, Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts. The whole earth is full of Your glory. Let us never be timid in our praise of You, for You are worthy to be praised, both here below and in eternity forever and ever.

Let our life be as one song of harmony with You, Abba, and with all who are in heaven and on earth and in all of creation, rejoicing in You and giving You eternal praise. We sing with the heavens which tell of Your glory, and we give You thanks and praise for the harmony of workings of all things in nature, in the cosmos, and in the celestial abodes - many mysteries which will yet unfold. 

Let all our work be praise, song, and prayer - as we complete the tasks and duties which You have prepared for us throughout the week. Let our hearts be light with the glory of Your radiance! And let every day and night be spent in the contemplation of Your word, statues, testimonies, and law. For we know that therein is Your wisdom and Your blessing, so that we may joyously walk in You each and every day. Thank You, Abba Father, for this brand new week full of Your blessing, love, wisdom, forgiveness, and peace - and joy unspeakable and full of glory. Abba Father, let us live this to the honor of Your Holy name in Christ Jesus our Savior and Lord. Amen.