THEME: SIGNIFICANCE OF ANGELS
“The angel said to him, “I am Gabriel. I stand in the presence of God, and I have been sent to speak to you and to tell you this good news. And now you will be silent and not able to speak until the day this happens, because you did not believe my words, which will come true at their appointed time.”
-Apart from offering guidance and protection, angels are also messengers of God. Angel Gabriel is considered the chief Archangel who delivers messages to God’s people. The name Gabriel means, God is my hero and mighty man of God. Angel Gabriel appeared to Zachariah as he performed his priestly duties to keep incense burning; from of the Most Holy place. Zachariah and Elizabeth were of a priestly descent from the line of Aaron and the Lord heard their prayers. Elizabeth was barren and had waiting long for a child. The Lord answered their prayers and at their appointed time John was born. Mary the mother of Jesus also encountered angel Gabriel when the news about her child birth was announced. In Acts chapter 10 we also see a devote man Cornelius who encountered an angel who brought the message of salvation to his house.
Holy Spirit our Helper we need You at every moment of our lives. Take charge of our lives we humbly invite You. All we need is You. We love You Holy Spirit. We praise You our Lord and our God. You are the horn of our salvation, we exult Your holy name. You redeemed us Jesus with Your precious blood and fulfilled Your holy covenant with us Your people. Thank You for loving us. Your righteousness and holiness endures to all generations, cover us with Your precious blood. You swore an oath with our father Abraham to bless us and multiply us, answer Your promise in our lives according to Your great love. Visit us and all Your people at our time of need and answer us according Your merciful love. Answer all our prayers and hearts desires according to Your will. Visit all couples who are waiting on You for children; we ask You. Settle the hearts of all those who are bereaved; 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 forever more. Amen
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Further reading: Luke 1:39-41, Acts 10:1-5