Prayer: Almighty God, you who are majestic and holy and has spoken in days of old by the prophets and now by your Word, we thank you for condescending to us and revealing yourself to your creatures. Though we are creatures of dust, and though our first parents rebelled against you, you determined to demonstrate your great love for us in giving us the seed of the woman that would crush the head of the serpent and reverse the effects of the Fall. You brought forth your Son through your marvelous work, born in the fullness of time, born to a woman, born under the law. In him, we have redemption and satisfaction for our sins. We praise your name today because you did not leave us in our miserable condition. You have brought us out of darkness to behold you. Freed from our prison, we are now able, by your Spirit, to accomplish our purpose for living: to glorify you in all that we do. Father, we know that we fall short of your glory. We mourn indwelling sin and actually transgressions. Forgive us and renew in us a great love for you. Please grant us a willing spirit that we would watch and pray lest we fall into temptation. We thank you for your kindness in forgiving us through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Scripture Meditation: Heb. 1:1; Gen. 3:15; Gal. 4:4; Rom. 5:8; 1 Cor. 10:31; Matt. 26:41