Heavenly Father, we praise and thank You for the many people throughout our world that have come to trust in the finished work of Jesus Christ at Calvary, and that together we make up the body of Christ and are united together in Him.
May we be faithful to lift up our brothers and sisters in Christ, wherever they may be. We pray that each one may be filled to overflowing with the knowledge of Jesus Christ our Saviour. May each of Your children be granted all spiritual wisdom, grace, understanding and love for each other, so that through the power of Your Holy Spirit we may walk worthy of our calling in Christ.
We pray that Your Body may grow together in unity and love, not compromising with worldly standards but walking in spirit and truth, and living a life that is pleasing to You in thought, word and deed. Strengthen each one we pray, with all power, according to Your riches in glory, so that together as one we may show forth the beautiful fruit of the Spirit and be endowed with steadfastness and patience, wisdom and love.
Keep us ever looking to Jesus, and may the wonder and joy we have in Him continue to grow in His grace, until we stand before His very Presence, when He comes to take us to be with Himself forever. Thank You, that Your Word contains all we need to live godly in Christ Jesus and to walk in spirit and truth. In Jesus' name,