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Elder's Prayer - December 12, 2021

Elder's Prayer

Please find below the notes from the Elder's Prayer this past Sunday.

God our Father,

We give thanks to you for our Emmanuel. Thank you for simplifying what incarnation is, for us dummies. What an undue privilege, for us outcasts, to behold your holiness, power, faithfulness, love, justice, mercy and more in the person and work of our Lord Jesus Christ through the pages of your living Scriptures.

We are looking forward to the day, of our faith becoming sight to know - not in part but fully and be fully known. (1 Corinthians 13:12)

Father, we live in a world filled with wicked people. We were wicked ourselves and our hearts were continually filled with evil intent in our thoughts (Genesis 6:5) until you picked us up from the miry clay (Psalm 40:2) and yet Father, you graciously chose to love our wicked world so much, to give your only begotten Son and thank you for blessing us with a gift of faith that we might believe in Him and have eternal life. (John 3:16; Ephesians 2:8)

We praise you Lord Jesus Christ, for you are the image of the invisible God, the firstborn who reconciled us in your fleshly body through your incarnation, life and sacrifice that we might stand approved, blameless and above reproach before our Holy Father.

We praise you King Jesus, for by you all things were created both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities – all of those thongs have been created through you and for you.

We praise you Master Jesus, for you are before all things, and in you all things hold together.

We praise you head of the Church for you are the beginning and you will have the first place in everything for you alone deserve it.

We praise you Son of God, for it was the Father’s good pleasure for all the fullness of deity to dwell in you that you might reconcile all things to God our Father.

Thank you, Servant King, we are your workmanship and have been created in you. Having been reconciled to God through your work, we beseech you now please help us to consistently walk in the good works prepared for us beforehand. (Ephesians 2:10)

Please teach us what it means to work out our salvation with fear and trembling, even as you continue to chisel us, to mold in us, the image of our Lord Jesus. (Philippians 2:12-13).

Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.