2 Corinthians 4

Dear redeemer God and our heavenly Father,
we confess that we also are often unbelievers,
our minds are blind,
and we do not notice that
the gospel shows us the glory of Christ
in the image of God.

We pray:
shine into the darkness of our hearts
give us the light that comes
from beholding the glory of God
in the face of Christ Jesus.

We trust:
through the gift of the gospel
we will be able to overcome the adversities of life
we will not be crushed by enemies
we have many questions, but they will not drive us to despair
and we are confident that you will not abandon us
and you will keep us safe, and allow no one to destroy us.

May the life of Jesus be visible in us.
May your grace be visible to multitudes.

Bring us at last safely into your presence,
as you prepare us for an eternal weight of glory
that awaits us.

Through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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