Heavenly Father, good morning. Thank you for sunshine. Thank you for sunlight. Thank you for the warmth of the sun. And thank you for the scripture for today’s prayer and for calling to mind how it correlates to what your daughter Lindsey was just thinking about! Because, while I was preparing this scripture for today’s prayer, I remembered that she had just posted something on facebook about God’s gift of grace! Yep, here: Lindsey’s Facebook Post
And here is the scripture about the gift of grace:
4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;
5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism,
6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
7 But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.
8 Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men. (Ephesians 4:4-8)
Yes, this was said in the Psalms:
18 Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that the Lord God might dwell among them. (Psalm 68:18)
Lord, I am here! I’m here to begin today’s prayer for your daughter Lindsey, the daughter who loves you. Lindsey, today I pray that God’s gift of grace be yours. May you take hold of it and make it yours. May you receive it with a loud Thank You God! And together we acknowledge all that this scripture says leading up to that grace. Within your calling there is one body and one Spirit. There is just one faith and one God who is in you. And thus we praise him now. We glorify him. We give all the glory to him. I pray this in the name of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen
New Testament (Ephesians 4:4-8 NASB):
4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling; 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all. 7 But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ’s gift. 8 Therefore it says,
“When He ascended on high,
He led captive a host of captives,
And He gave gifts to men.”
Old Testament (Psalm 68:18 NASB):
18 You have ascended on high, You have led captive Your captives;
You have received gifts among men,
Even among the rebellious also, that the Lord God may dwell there.