Prayer: Almighty God, we adore you today because you are our God and we are your people. From the beginning of the world, you have demonstrated your kindness and grace to sinful people. Beginning with our first parents, instead of destroying them for their rebellion against you, you offered to them the first words of comfort and hope that through the seed of the woman a redeemer would come to reverse the effects of the fall. Indeed, he has come and he has done all that was required in order to bring us peace with you. We thank you for the great work of the Savior who purchased a people for himself and brought us hope in a dark, sin-filled world. How can we say thanks? Words fail us. Yet, we know that we express our love and gratitude towards you in being obedient to you. In this, we often fall short. Our spirit is willing, but our flesh is weak. Please forgive us, Father. Help us, by the eternal Spirit to serve you with a greater zeal all of our days. Thank you for forgiving us and giving us your Spirit. We pray these things in the name of the Lord Jesus, your Son, and our Lord. Amen.

Scripture Meditation: Gen. 3:15; Matt. 1:18-25; John 14:15, 16; 1 John 1:9

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