Prayer: Colossians 1: 10-14

Gracious God,
Give us spiritual insight and understanding,
so that we would be able to see things from your point of view.

May our words and actions bring credit to Your name
and joy to Your heart;
may all that we do bear fruit for Your kingdom,
and may we come to know and love You more each day.  

Strengthen us with Your power
so that we would be able to joyfully endure whatever comes our way,
and give thanks to You even in the midst of pain and suffering.

Thank You for rescuing us from the power of darkness,
and bringing us into the glorious light of Your kingdom.

All praise to Jesus Christ, our Lord,
in whom we have found redemption and forgiveness.  Amen.