January 3, 2011
In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, dear Lord, hear my prayer.My precious Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, thank you for this beautiful day, I give you all the praise and glory for all that YOU have made. The mountains, the trees, the beautiful sunrise and sunset, keep my heart and mind focused on You and Your precious love - not the evils of this world. I ask you to put a hedge of protection of holy angels around my family and friends, and keep us safe from harm. I lift up all prayer requests to you, known and unknown, and humbly ask for your blessings upon us this day. In Your Holy Name I pray, AMEN.
EPHESIANS 1:2-10 (NIV)
2 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. 4 For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love 5 he[b] predestined us for adoption to sonship[c] through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will— 6 to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves. 7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace 8 that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding, 9 he[d] made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, 10 to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment—to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ.