Jude

Dear God, your servant Jude has provided us with strong words of warning.

We are called, beloved and kept safe,
but through Jude You also warns us to contend for the faith,
for intruders steal in who pervert your grace, God,
and deny our only Lord and Master, Jesus Christ.

Your destruction came upon unbelievers in the past,
and will come today on those who do not believe and commit ungodly acts.

So we, your beloved people,
are urged to build ourselves up in the faith, to continue loving you,
and to look forward to the mercy of eternal life.

May we reach out to the wavering,
snatching them from the fire,
and have mercy on others with fear,
so that we will not be corrupted by them.

Now, our God, you are able to keep us from falling.
You are able to make us stand without blemish in the presence of your glory with rejoicing.
To you, the only God our Savior,
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
be glory, majesty, power and authority,
before all time and now and forever.
Amen.

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