“and He said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Christ would suffer and rise again from the dead the third day, and that repentance for forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in His name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem.” Luke 24:46-47 (NASB)
Heavenly Father, thank you for the precious gift of salvation through the suffering and resurrection of your son Jesus Christ. I am unworthy of the love that you lavish over me but still, your mercy and grace surpass it all. Thank you for cleansing me of my sinfulness and making me into a new creation in Christ.
Forgive me when I neglect the power of your saving grace and when I keep it a secret to myself. I know that Christ died so that “none should perish but that all would come to repentance.” (2 Peter 3:9) Forgive me for not sharing this good news with those who desperately need it, as you have called us to do. Forgive me when I allow the enemy to use fear and doubt to keep me silent.
I pray for those who are in desperate need of your truth. I pray for those whose souls are saturated in shame and are suffocating under a pile of guilt. If they received a tiny taste of your goodness, their souls would be set free. That is the power of your love and mercy.
Please go before me this week Lord, help me to remember the magnitude of your love and mercy and the healing power of forgiveness. Help me to be your hands and feet Lord and use me as you wish. Give me boldness and courage to share your truth with those around me. Your love is too great a gift to not be shared; open my eyes to those who desperately need it and help me to walk in obedience in sharing this truth. In Jesus’ name, amen.