Thank You, Father God, that we have been raised into newness of life in Christ and have become one with Him and members together of His Body, which is the Church.
Help us all to set our hearts on things above, knowing that Christ Jesus is seated on the right hand of the Father and we are positioned in Christ, and seated together with Him in heavenly places.
Help us all to die to self and to the things of this world, and may we learn to live godly in Christ Jesus. Help us not to be enticed by sinful desires, impurity, greed or ungodliness, but rather may we strive for Christian unity among ourselves and consider the needs of others, before our own.
May we individually and collectively put on the new nature of Christ and be renewed daily, in our hearts and minds, so that in the power of the Spirit we may become more and more like Christ, clothed with His tender-heartedness, mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.
Help us all to make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace, and may our lives be a living example of Christ Jesus our Lord, Who lives in each one of us, and in Whose name we pray,