THEME: FATHER SON AND SPIRIT
Matthew 28:18-20 NIV
“Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
-As the John the Baptist called the multitudes to prepare the way for the Lord and make His path straight. He preached the message of repentance, and when Jesus came to be baptized, he tried to prevent Him. After Jesus was baptized the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him, a voice came from heaven, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Once we accept Jesus in our hearts and are baptized by the fire of the Holy Spirit, we become God’s beloved children pleasing to Him through faith.
Dear Almighty Father we come before Your throne of mercy this wonderful day. We thank You for all You have done for us. Thank You for Your unending faithfulness and love towards us. Lord we praise You and worship You for You are worthy of it all. You are the most High God and none can be compared to You. You are our able God and we trust You today. Lord may You forgive us for all the sins and iniquity we have done said or thought and sanctify us by Your precious cleansing blood. We thank You for You have baptized us into Your kingdom of truth and righteousness. Thank You for it is no longer us who live but You Christ that lives in us. We thank You Holy Spirit for Your baptism and for filling us through and through. May You fill us more and more that we may walk in Your power for the glory of Your name. We love You Lord and we surrender ourselves to be used by You and You may work Your glorious deeds in us. We worship You Lord, come and reign and take over all in our lives and our country. May Your will be done in us and our nation as it is in heaven. May You grant all the war torn nations including Sudan, Russia and Ukraine Your Divine peace. Lord may You hear and answer prayers for the glory and honor of Your name. We pray this in the name of the Father, the Son Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit, Amen.
Further reading: Hebrews 11:6, Galatians 3:26