See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are.
1 John 3:1 English Standard Version (ESV)
Righteous and Redeeming God,
All power, glory and dominion are Yours for You alone are God. Yet, Your countenance is so immense that You give Yourself to us in Three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We are Your children and You are our Father for You sacrificed the life of Your only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, so that we may be freed from the sin that separated us from You. Upon His ascension to Your Heavenly realm, You left the Holy Spirit to reside in all who would believe that Jesus is Your Son and it is His Spirit who helps us to live until He, to whom You gave all authority, returns to establish Your eternal Kingdom. We don’t clearly understand Your ways for Your ways are far beyond ours; but we lean not on our own understanding and trust You. Basking in Your gracious love, we offer thanks!
Thank You for who You are, Heavenly Father. Thank You for loving us and for making a way for all to get to know and love You back. Thank You for the grace You provide as we live in the light of Your glorious Presence surrounded by the darkness in this world. We were lost until You brought us out of the darkness. Help us to live in this light as Your children who have been forgiven of sin. Shine Your light brightly on our paths as we seek to find our way through. Order our steps so that we may walk in ways that are pleasing in Your sight. Purify our hearts and minds. Strengthen us for we are weak vessels who require Your strength to keep going Your way. Increase our faith so that we may stand and not falter.
We love You, Lord God, because You show us love. Help us to love like You.
In Jesus name we pray!