Dear God, by the power of your Holy Spirit, may our teaching consist of sound doctrine that shapes the lives and behavior of all of us according to who we are, and our station in life.
May the good news of Jesus Christ never be discredited by any one of us, whether through word or deed.
Help us to understand the best motivation that shapes our lives is nothing less that that the grace of God has appeared, to bring salvation to all.
May we learn to so discipline ourselves that we abandon impiety and worldly passion, and to lives that are self-controlled, upright and godly during this time of waiting for the hope and the manifestation of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ.
Thank you for revealing to us the reason for Jesus’ coming:
to redeem us from all iniquity,
to purify a people for himself who are zealous for good works.