Now it came to pass, about eight days after these sayings, that He took Peter, John, and James and went up on the mountain to pray. As He prayed, the appearance of His face was altered, and His robe became white and glistening. And behold, two men talked with Him, who were Moses and Elijah, who appeared in glory and spoke of His decease which He was about to accomplish at Jerusalem.
-Glory in Greek is written as doxa which means nature and acts of God in manifestation, to be elevated and to give praise to God. Glory all over scriptures represented the presence of God. Moses experienced Gods’ glory when he went to receive the ten commandments (Exo 24:15-17) and at the tabernacle of meeting (Exo 40:34-35). King Solomon saw Gods’ glory when he dedicated the temple (2 Chr 7:1-3); which was during the feast of tabernacles. We are called to glory in the Lord (1 Cor 1:30-31), so as to be transformed into the image of the Holy Spirit from glory to glory (2 Cor 3:17-18). God is the King of glory (Ps 24:7, 29:3, Jude 1:24-25, Rev 19:1) etc.
-During the transfiguration, the glory of God was evident and apostle Peter made a comment of his intentions to built three tents, one for Jesus, one for Moses and one for Elijah. To prolong this glorious experience, Peter probably suggested a celebration of the feast of tabernacles where the Israelite’s commemorated Gods’ provision in the wilderness and they brought their tithes and offerings to the temple. The most natural connection of their appearance is that Moses represented the law and Elijah represented the prophets. God then stated the superiority of Jesus when He said “this is My beloved Son. Hear Him”. After Gods’ voice had spoken, Jesus was alone with the disciples. Jesus is the fulfillment of the law and the prophets (Mat 5:17). From the transfiguration passages we find that; for us to see the glory of God, we need to spend time with God in prayer, we have to shake of our spiritual lethargy like the disciples saw the glory of God when they awoke from their sleep, to exult God above all else and to listen to God in obedience to His word.
We humbly come to Your presence Lord thanking You for the gift of life and all that You have done unto us. We have seen Your glorious hand in things, we give You all the praise. You have protected us, delivered us from danger, healed our wounds, given us sure hope, encouraged us, provided for us, expanded our boundaries, sustained us and given us the gift of faith, wisdom and salvation. All glory, honor and power belongs to You. Remember with mercy Jesus all those who are sick that You may restore their health, those who lack their basic needs that You may provide for them, those who are jobless that You may open new opportunities for them, those who are unmarried that You may show them Your grace, those who are married that You may always unite them with Your love, those who lack school fees that You may provide for all their needs, those who are struggling in business that You may make all the crooked paths straight, all the leaders that You may offer them direction and all those who do not know You that You may grant them the gift of salvation. Guide us Father throughout the week and fulfill our hearts desires according to Your divine purposes. All glory, honor and power belongs to You Lord, now and forever. Amen
Exodus 24:15-17 Then Moses went up into the mountain, and a cloud covered the mountain. Now the glory of the Lord rested on Mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it six days. And on the seventh day He called to Moses out of the midst of the cloud. The sight of glory of the Lord was like a consuming fire on the top of the mountain in the eyes of the children of Israel.
INSIGHT -In Hebrew, glory is written as kavod & means honor, majesty, power, splendor, magnificence.
-The glory of the Lord was in the form of a cloud & seen as consuming fire by Israelites as Moses went up to get stone tablets with the ten commandments. -The glory of the Lord was there for six days(number of man) & on the seventh(number of God) Moses went up Mount Sinai. This significantly represented a covenant between God & man.
PRAYER: Abba Father, You are worthy of all glory, honor, power & praise. Deliver us from pride & show off as all glory belongs to You. Come to visit our country, homes, places of work & hearts to give us peace, hope & love. May we experience Your power in our everyday lives & guide us through all situations. Amen
Psalm 29:1-2 Give unto the Lord, O you mighty ones, Give unto the Lord glory and strength. Give unto the Lord the glory due to His name; Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.
INSIGHT -King David customarily praised God in his life & he gained favor. -In Rev 7:12, Blessing and glory and wisdom, thanksgiving and honor and power and might, Be to our God forever and ever. Amen.”
PRAYER: Lord God, You are worthy to receive all glory, honor, power, praise, blessing, wisdom, thanksgiving & might, forever & ever. Amen
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.
INSIGHT -Apostle Paul writes that the body is a temple of the Holy Spirit which was procured at a price by the death of Jesus Christ. For He died & His soul saved our souls(which is in the blood) from death by His blood.
-We should glorify the Lord in body & spirit by praying, praising God & remaining pure through redemption by His blood. -The body & spirit belongs to God as we are custodians in waiting for the eternal life where our souls go to heaven.
PRAYER Holy trinity one God, I glorify & praise You in body & spirit. Thank you for Your love & the sacrifice that You made to redeem my soul. Holy Spirit elevate my spirit & strengthen my temple where You reside. Amen
2 Corinthians 3:17-18 Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.
INSIGHT -Apostle Paul writes that the Lord is spirit & by Him there is freedom from sin. We as the image of God share in His glory & are transformed from one glory to another by His Spirit. -In 2 Cor 4:10, always carrying about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body.
PRAYER: Lord God, thank You for your tender mercies & loving kindness as I share in Your image. In the same image transform me, my family, neighbours & our leaders from one glory to the next as we journey with You in faith. Guide us in all that we do so that Your life may be manifested in our bodies. Amen.
John 14:13-14 And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.
INSIGHT -Jesus gives us the freedom to ask for anything in His name & He will grant us in which God the Father is glorified. -In Mat 7:7-8, “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.
PRAYER: Jesus Christ, I ask for….(personal prayer) in Your Holy name. You know the desires of my heart, fulfill them for me, Lord. I glorify & praise You Lord forever & ever. Amen
I am the Lord , that is My name; And My glory I will not give to another, Nor My praise to carved images. Behold, the former things have come to pass, And new things I declare; Before they spring forth I tell you of them.”
-God is filled with honor and majesty and His crown of glory is everlasting. He does not share His glory with another and calls us to trust in Him alone; with all our hearts. He is our only Provider, Sustainer, Redeemer, Comforter, Healer and Deliverer, and neither mortal nor idol can be compared to Him. In all things we are called to believe in Him and give thanks to Him alone. God alone deserves our worship and praise and in Him alone can we find favour. Some put their trust in power, wealth, strength, fame, witchcraft and people in positions of authority; but we are reminded to look unto Christ alone; where our hope may be fully satisfied. When satan proudly elevated himself; he fell like lightning from heaven (Lk 10:18). When king Nebuchadnezzar; one of the greatest kings exulted himself, he ate grass like an ox, his hair grew like feathers of an eagle and his nails like claws of a bird, and his glory was no more. But when he looked us to heaven and worshiped the Most High God, his glory was restored (Dan 4:32-34). God can never share His glory with another nor His praise with carved images. He has promised that He will never leave us nor forsake us no matter what we are going through. God has good thoughts for us, thoughts to prosper us and not to harm us, thoughts to give us hope and a future. He is doing a new thing in our lives and reminds us hold fast our faith in Him, and at the appointed time; whatever we seek from Him shall spring forth.
How awesome is Your name Lord in all the earth. You are filled with glory and majesty and in Your courts are praises and rejoicing. Help us Lord to remain patient despite the pressures of life. Give us a heart of wisdom to wait on You and rely on You alone. Teach us Father how to pray and answer us according to Your divine purposes. Take precedence in our lives Jehovah and do a new thing for Your grace is sufficient for us all. Deliver us from pride Jesus, cleanse us from all evil and cover us with Your previous blood. Remember Holy Spirit all those who have lost their loved ones that You may settle their hearts with Your peace. Be with all our school going children Jesus and protect them from harm. Lord You are good and Your mercies endures forever. Thank You for loving us with Your everlasting love. May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us now and forevermore. Amen
Jesus said to her, “Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?”
-Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, some of which are not written in the Bible; but those which are written are that we may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and through believing we may have life in His name (Jn 20:30-31). It was a time when Lazarus had died and Jesus in His great power rose him from the death and restored his life. In the same manner; when we were dead to sin Christ died for us and gave us everlasting life through His grace. We see that the glory of God is evidence in our lives when we believe in Him. And we who are Christ’s belong to the Father and Christ is glorified in us (Jn 17:10). When we have faith in Jesus Christ then, we are filled with His glory now which transcends into eternal life.
Thank Your Father for we have seen this day full of health. Thank You for Your unfailing love upon our lives. We have seen Your glorious hand in our lives, families, work places, businesses, schools, nation and on the whole world. Our hearts pour out to You with thanksgiving. Many among us and sick and suffering; we humbly ask that You restore them Lord by Your victorious arm. We cast all our burdens and cares unto You Jesus, take control of our lives. We did not choose You Jesus but You chose us. We thank You are honour Your mighty name. Increase our faith Jesus and journey with us in this journey of faith, that we may see Your glory now and forever. Amen
2 Corinthians 10:17-18
But “he who glories, let him glory in the Lord .” For not he who commends himself is approved, but whom the Lord commends.
-Selflessness is key to glory in the Lord and those who humble themselves will be lifted. Death to self is inevitable in the quest of living a fulfilled Christian life. Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, he should deny himself, take up his cross and follow Me, then the Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and He will reward each according to his works (Mat 16:24-27). When we realize that we are nothing without God and without Him we can do nothing (Jn 15:5), we submit our lives to God and He takes control for the good of His purpose. When king David realized that he was devoid of favour without the Holy Spirit, he confessed his sins and requested God not depart from him (Ps 51:11). God bestowed upon him glory and splendor, in leadership, battles and wisdom, and was greatly blessed together with his offspring. Our approval can only then come from God and He grants us His grace so that we may walk worthy of Him and partake of His glory now and forever.
We thank You Lord for Your goodness upon our lives and tell of Your unfailing love. We humbly come at Your feet Jesus asking for mercy and grace, shepherd us according to Your divine purposes. We are nothing without You Holy Spirit; dwell deeply in our hearts so that we may always experience Your glory. Our Father who at in heaven hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come; thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptations but deliver us from all evil. For thine is the kingdom the power and the glory, forever and ever. Amen
The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. The Lord is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made. All your works praise you, Lord; your faithful people extol you. They tell of the glory of your kingdom and speak of your might, so that all people may know of your mighty acts and the glorious splendor of your kingdom. Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures through all generations. The Lord is trustworthy in all he promises and faithful in all he does.
-The Lord is compassionate to all His creation. The whole universe rightfully gives Him glory for His glorious works. All the angels and the heavenly host praise the Lord (Ps 148:2). The mountains and hills sing before the Lord and all the trees clap their hands in praise (Isa 55:12). Gods’ kingdom is full of glory and He desires that we share in it and profess it in all the earth. Jesus taught us many parables on the kingdom of God, including the parable of the mustered seed. With faith as small as the mustered seed, it is able to grow into the buttress tree of them all (Mat 13:31-32). We who believe in Jesus Christ belong to Him and through His love we have received His grace and truth. Through His everlasting love; Jesus died for the sins of the world and He is good to all His creation. Christ has thus established an everlasting Kingdom and His dominion endures to all generations. The Lord is trustworthy in all His promises and faithful in all He does. We are reminded to give praise to Him always and trust in Him in all things.
We extol You our God and King and bless Your name forever and ever. Everyday we bless Your name and praise You for Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom and Your dominion endures through all generations. Great are You Lord and You are greatly praised. Your greatness is unsearchable and Your mercy is unending Jesus, we extol You and glorify Your holy name. You are gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love, we extol You and glorify Your holy name. You are our refuge and strength Lord, our fortress and deliver, our ever present help in times of need, we extol You and glorify Your holy name. You are greatly honored above all the living and the dead; beyond those who are dead to sin, we extol You and glorify Your holy name. You are righteous above all creation and Your wisdom surpasses all understanding, we extol You and glorify Your holy name. All creation bow down before You Oh Lord, all creation bow down before You. We extol You and glorify Your holy name. Amen
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. John bore witness of Him and cried out, saying, “This was He of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me is preferred before me, for He was before me.” And of His fullness we have all received, and grace for grace. For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him.
-Jesus the eternal word took the incarnation, became flesh and dwelt among us. He took the form of human flesh and dwelt with us and in us. Jesus is declared as perfectly God and perfectly Man. Progressively in this chapter; Jesus is proclaimed as perfect in His Deity as the Lamb of God (Jn 1:36), Teacher (Jn 1:38; 49), the Messiah/Christ (Jn 1:41), the authoritative Lord who changes people for His sovereign purposes (Jn 1:42), the Son of Joseph from Nazareth (Jn 1:45), the One of whom the Moses and the prophets speak (Jn 1:45), Omniscient and knows each person (Jn 1:48), the Son of God and King of Israel (Jn 1:49), the only bridge between God and man, the dwelling place of God with us, He is coming as Son of Man and on Whom all glory belongs (Jn 1:51). As we get understand more of Who Jesus is, He transforms us into His image through the cleansing by His holy Word. He gave His life for us for the remission of our sins and baptizes us with the Holy Spirit that we may live by grace and truth. Jesus calls us to believe in Him and His works for He is in the Father and the Father is in Him (Jn 10:38). Through the same belief in the Holy Trinity; our only true God, we give Him all the glory and praise now and forever.
We thank You Jesus for Your mercy and grace upon our lives. We thank You for the opportunity to see a new day full of health, all glory and honor belongs to You. Remember all those who are sick Lord that You may heal and restore them by Your mighty hand. For the sins that we have committed; forgive us Jesus and cleanse us with Your precious blood. Dwell deeply in our hearts Jesus and bestow upon us grace upon grace that we may move from one glory to another. Impart in us wisdom Holy Spirit as we carry out our mandate here on earth as it is in heaven. Guide us Father throughout the week and open up fresh opportunities for each one of us that we may operate under open heavens. We glorify You Lord for Who You are and what You have done in our lives, families, nation and on the whole world from generation to generation. Amen
Do not be afraid when one becomes rich, When the glory of his house is increased; For when he dies he shall carry nothing away; His glory shall not descend after him. Though while he lives he blesses himself (For men will praise you when you do well for yourself), He shall go to the generation of his fathers; They shall never see light. A man who is in honor, yet does not understand, Is like the beasts that perish.
-The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear Him and delivers them. It is better then to delight our hearts in the Lord than to pursue evil. The evil man is devoid of wisdom and perishes like a beast; with no hope. His glory increases while he lives and diminishes when he passes on. Like a passing storm; his glory is very noisy while he lives but he will quickly be forgotten. He will depart to the generation of his fathers and their light will be filled with darkness. As we came with nothing to this world; we will carry nothing when we depart. Let him who glories then glory in the Lord, rather than in riches, wisdom and might. That he knows the Lord who exercises loving-kindness, judgement and righteousness in the earth (Jer 9:23-24). It is vital to ask ourselves, what is the most important thing in our lives and what do we desire most. If it touches on pride and materialism; it will eventually leave residues with bad taste in the mouth. But if it focuses on the love of God; then it builds up the spirit and leads to everlasting life through Christ our Saviour. Jesus calls us to carry our own crosses and die to self; so that He may be glorified in us. And as He increases we may decrease. Through submission to Him then the Holy Spirit uses us as His vessels to bring glory to Him Who is Omnipresent, Omniscient and Omnipotent; forevermore.
Holy holy holy are You Lord God Almighty; Who was, Who is and Who is to come. Lord You are merciful and Your loving-kindness endures to all generations. Thank You Jesus for loving us with Your everlasting love. Deliver us from pride, self exultation, love of money, fear and all evil things in our hearts that are not from Your Kingdom Lord, we humbly ask You. May we decrease as You increase Jesus. Fill our hearts with Your love, humility and wisdom Holy Spirit that we speak life and only do according to Your will. Many are the plans in a man’s heart but God You ordain his steps; ordain our steps Dear Father and heal the hearts of those who do not fear You. Help us to only focus on the things above and seek Your face at every moment of our lives. Draw us closer to Yourself Holy Spirit and unite us with one another through Your love. Thank You Lord for the gift of salvation and for expanding our boundaries; for Your blessing for us is eternal. All glory, honor, riches, wealth, wisdom, power, blessings and praise belong to You Jesus, now and forever. Amen
And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
-This is a comforting scripture that assures us that God will take care of all our temporal and spiritual needs according to the riches of His glory. Apostle Paul commended the Philippians for their faithful giving in support of the gospel even when he went to other regions like Thessalonica. Apostle Paul teaches that it is better to put ones trust in the Lord despite the economic downturn, business and work challenges, personal limitations, family status, health issues, relational blocks and other challenges, for He shall supply all our needs according to the riches of His glory. We are reminded to ask for anything in Jesus’ name and He will fulfill it, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son (Jn 14:13-14). God is faithful and His promises are true and right, yes and amen. When He has promised He will do it and our portion is to have faith in Him. With our hearts full of faith and thanksgiving then; we praise God for we have obtained victory in all things through Christ Jesus.
Lord You are faithful and Your mercies endures forever. Father You are gracious and Your love for us is everlasting. We humbly come at Your feet Jesus asking You to fight for us always in all things. With our hearts full of faith and thanksgiving Jesus, we praise You for we have obtained victory in all things through Your precious blood shed on the cross. We place all our prayers, intentions, supplications and hearts desires before You Lord having faith that You have answered us for the glory of Your name; from generation to generation. Lord You are merciful and Your mercies endures forever. Father You are loving and Your promises are everlasting. Our Father who at in heaven hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come; thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptations but deliver us from all evil. For thine is the kingdom the power and the glory, forever and ever. Amen
2 Corinthians 3:17-18
Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is , there is liberty. But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.
-Apostle Paul contrasts the old covenant with the new covenant to expose how both fit together. The old covenant brings condemnation while the new covenant brings righteousness. The old covenant is a ministry of death while the new covenant is life through the Spirit. The old covenant is external while the new is internal as the Holy Spirit works on our hearts. In Mat 15:8; Jesus said that people draw near to Him with their mouth, and honor Him with their lips, but their heart are far from Him. This is a call for us to love God with all our hearts, souls, minds and strength. The word of God is living and powerful, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart (Heb 4:12). Through Gods’ wisdom we are then able to realize His perfect will as we fix our eyes on Him and are immersed in His word; as we mediate on it daily, and are transformed to be more like Him. Moses solely saw the glory of God and his face shone bright; but through the new covenant, Christ took away the veil so that we who believe may also see His glory. We have then obtained liberty through the new covenant as Jesus shed His blood on the cross and released the Holy Spirit in our hearts. The glory of the new covenant thus brings us to Christ Who takes away our trespasses, helps us to love Him more and fellow men, and re-positions us from glory to glory through the power of the Holy Spirit. When we turn to Christ in faith; we encounter the Holy Spirit where we enjoy freedom through salvation as we are transformed from one glory to the next in our daily walk through grace.
God You are King of all the heavens and the earth, we sing praises to You everyday. You reign over all the nations as You are seated on Your holy throne. Blot out our transgressions by Your precious blood Jesus we humbly ask You, and bring us to the glory of Your salvation through grace. Create in us clean hearts Lord, and renew a steadfast spirit within us. Do not cast us away from Your presence, and do not take Your Holy Spirit from us. Restore to us the joy of Your salvation Lord, and uphold us by Your generous Spirit. Thank You for giving us the new covenant God, we give You thanks and praise. Fill our hearts with Your love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, humility and self control; so that we may always seek You first, with contrite hearts. Be with all the students who are preparing for their final exams and grant them good success. Bless the work of our hands Dear Jesus and take control of all we do, we humbly beseech You. May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us now and forevermore. Amen
When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats.
-The heavens and the earth will proclaim in one voice that glory, salvation, honor and power belongs to the Lord our God. And His glory, adoration and wisdom endures to all generations. At the end of time we shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man (Jn 1:51) and He will judge nations. He will separate the sheep from the goats. Through faith we are reminded to be generous and help those in need for He will judge the nations. And His sheep who hear His voice will meet Him in glory and dwell with Him forever. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. The dead in Christ will rise first and then we who are alive and remain shall experience His glory and will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet Him in the air, and we shall dwell with Him forever (1 Thes 4:16-18).
-Glory represents the nature of God, His presence and His influence in us and through us. King Solomon experienced the glory of the Lord when he dedicated the temple during the feast of Tabernacles. Initially he had sacrificed a thousand burnt offerings on the altar at Gibeon, the Lord appeared to him and fulfilled his request (1 kin 3:3-15). Apostle Paul also prayed for the Philippians who gave generously to his mission; that the Lord may supply for all their needs according to the riches of His glory. It is also through our tithes, offerings and work of generosity that we experience the glory of the Lord in diverse ways. When Moses went to collect the ten commandants, the glory of God was upon him and His countenance shone with brightness. In the same manner during the transfiguration; he appeared with Elijah as Jesus was praying. The face of Jesus was altered and His robe became white and was glistening and God openly confirmed His superiority above all others when He said, “this is My beloved Son; listen to Him”. At that time Moses and Elijah disappeared; for Jesus is the fulfillment of the law and prophets, and calls us to love Him and one another as ourselves. When the disciples awoke from their sleep in prayer, they experienced the glory of the Lord. We are also told that God does not share His glory with any man nor idol for salvation, glory, honor and power belong Him alone (Rev 19:1), and calls us to hold fast our faith only in Him. To humble ourselves before Him and He will exult us according to His will, for our sufficiency is from Him. Jesus encourages us to walk according to His will through His word and convicts our hearts through transformation from grace to grace by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. Through His death and resurrection; we have hope of experiencing the glory of Christ our Salvation through faith; as await for His second coming, when we shall meet Him in eternal glory.
Great are Your tender mercies, O Lord; revive us according to Your righteous judgments. Your glory is everlasting and Your praise forever on our lips. We will always give You thanks and praise for Your throne is everlasting. Your grace is forever and Your salvation to all generations; we will forever glorify You Lord. Have mercy on us Your sheep and refresh us from glory to glory. Our hearts yearn for You everyday Lord fill us with Your grace. Be with all those who are sick, unemployed, divorced, unmarried, widows, orphans, homeless, imprisoned, facing drought in business and other areas. Those who seek Your direction and purpose in life, leadership, projects and spiritual growth, that You may shepherd us according to Your merciful love. Hear our prayers Oh Lord and answer us according to Your will. We hope to meet with You in glory at the end of time Jesus, thank You for the gift of salvation. Increase our faith in You Jesus and bestow upon the whole world the gift of salvation. All glory, honor, salvation and power belong to the Lord our Saviour, now and forever. Amen