Abba Father, we come before You once again to lift Your name high. As Your chosen people, we thank You for Your goodness. You said in Eph 1:4, even before the world was made, You have already chosen us to be Yours through our union with Christ so that we would be holy and without fault before Him. Oh God, how precious it is that we have been chosen by You! We bless Your name because of Your constant love!
It is Your pleasure and purpose to make us Your sons and daughters. Because of Your love, You have already decided to do that through Jesus Christ (Eph 1:4-5). What can we say? We can only praise You for Your glorious grace, for the free gift You gave us in Christ Jesus! We thank You for Christ’s blood. Yes! By the blood of Christ, we are set free, our sins are forgiven! How great is the grace of God which He gave to us in such a large measure! (Eph 1:6-8) There is nothing inside us that is big enough to express how grateful and how thankful we are to know that we are Your chosen one! It is beyond our understanding to even grasp that You have pleasure and purpose in making us as Your sons and daughters! We repent if there is any time we fall into guilt and shame for not understanding this truth! O Lord, open the eyes of our heart to grab hold of this truth! Help us carry this truth through the days of our lives! In Jesus’s name, the one who had given it all, amen.
(A prayer based on Eph 1:4-8 GNT)