Holy, holy, holy are You,
though the darkness hide thee,
though the eye made blind by sin,
thy glory may not see.
Only thou art holy,
there is indeed none beside thee.
Perfect in power are You,
and perfect in love and purity.
And because You are holy,
and I am not,
may you draw me unto thee that I may know You better.
Shine a light onto Your Law that I may delight in it more.
Lead me in the path of righteousness that I may glorify thee.
Bless my learning of Your Word
and embolden my going
so I may shine a light unto your holiness.
Through Jesus Christ I pray,
The Pastor -|—
But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints. Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving. [Ephesians 5:3-4]
Holy God, I thank you that my eye lids opened to see this day you have made. I thank you that I am here in this world to glorify you. I thank you that you are using me to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
But I need help; we need help.
There is so much filthiness around your children. So much impurity, sexual immorality, crudeness and foolishness. There is so much temptation and Satan is too strong for us.
Forgive your Church.
Strength your Church.
Purify your Church.
Send out your Church.
May this filthiness not be named among us and may we flee from its presence. May we run to you and may we seek refuge in your arms. Then, Oh God, lift us up that we may give you praise and speak of your goodness and holiness and grace and love. May we proclaim with boldness the death and resurrection of Jesus and the forgiveness of sins.
May we be holy as you are Holy.
Loving God, this task is too great for us and if it were left up to us then we would certainly bring it all to ruin.
May you be glorified and praised and worshiped; through Jesus Christ our Lord I pray, Amen.
May God bless your day as you strive for holiness and serve Him.
The Pastor -|—