A prayer from 2 Peter 1:2-3
“May you have more and more grace and peace as you come to know our Lord more and more.
By his divine power, he has given us all the things that we need for life and for true devotion, bringing us to know God himself, who has called us by his own glory and goodness.”
This is the gift we receive to know him more and to be loved by him, through his divine power . It is this power that allows us to increase our devotion to that which is true. His goodness displayed in us and through us.
We wake up to a very dark world today and this concern can be very weighty on our souls. I wonder how big are the shoulders of God that he carries this weight, the weight of sin and darkness of the whole world?
To know him more and more, his divine power is given to us. To know his goodness and his glory so we may climb up upon his shoulders and stand with our arms lifted high and proclaim the goodness of God.
Only by his goodness can we be saved and only by his goodness can we ever be good enough to see the goodness in others.
“This is God's concern; that each person is loved abundantly and treated with dignity, so they may do likewise.”
Good, Good Father,
We come to you in humility knowing that only you are good. We thank you that you have given us everything we need for life and true devotion. Fill us once again with your divine power to be loved, to be good, so we may love others into your goodness.
Fill us with your glory, grace and peace to know you Lord and hear your call to us this day. We pray for your heavenly kingdom to invade the darkness in every man's soul so that your light will shine forth. Remove the blinders from eyes that hate and those who do harm so they may see your love is the only way.
May we each receive your divine love and dignity this day in our souls and extend outwards you grace .
So that others will know they are abundantly loved and valued this day.
We ask these things in the beautiful name of Jesus.