Holy God, loving Father,
You anointed Jesus in the Jordan River
and proclaimed him Your beloved Son,
but all too often I overlook this very important fact;
that Jesus is not just your Son
but Your Son who died as the
for the atonement of our sins.
May I be drawn into an ever deeper understanding
of the divine nature of our Lord and Savior,
so much so,
that I ascribe to You what is due Your holy name;
for to see and know Jesus
is to see and know You.
All glory, strength and honor
be ascribed unto You,
through Christ Jesus my Lord.
Holy God, through Jesus Christ you have made us righteous in your eyes and thus redeemed us from the pit of death through the forgiveness of our sins. You have given us a new hope as we look forward to and long for the paradise prepared for us. You are an awesome God and thus you are worthy of all praise and glory and worship. Help us to understand what it means to bring You glory through the practicing of our righteousness. May we not fall to the temptation of glorifying ourselves. May we not steal the praise that is due Your wonderful name. Now may the words of my mouth and the meditation of our hearts be acceptable in Your sight, oh God, our Rock and redeemer, Amen.