God, I praise You as the Father of our LORD Jesus Christ. Long before You created the world, You chose us to be your very own through what Christ would do for us. You decided long before we existed that we would be made holy–without fault– by the power of Your grace. Your plan has always included us because this is the way you wanted it. We praise YOU for Your wonderful kindness in taking our sins away by the blood of Jesus Christ, Your only begotten. You have showered us with spiritual blessings and they all come through Christ our LORD. Father, give us wisdom to see clearly what Christ has done for each of us. May our hearts be flooded with the light of Christ so that we can get a glimpse of our glorious future; so that we can understand how rich we are in Christ. Enable us to understand the incredible power that You have put within us, the same power that raised Jesus from the dead and put Him at Your right hand in heaven. We praise You O God, for Jesus who has been victorious over sin and death and has been given a name above all other names with all things being put under His feet. All glory and praise to the Supreme Head of the church–which is His body–filled with Himself, the author and giver of everything everywhere. Amen!
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