Father, we ask that you help us understand your word through the guidance of the Holy Spirit, and open our hearts and minds so that we may incorporate your word and will into our lives for your glory.
“The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in mercy….For as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His mercy toward those who fear Him” (Psalm 103:8,11)
“And the ransomed of the Lord shall return, and come to Zion with singing, with everlasting joy on their heads. They shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorry and sighing shall flee away” (Isaiah 35:10)
“Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, receiving the end of your faith the salvation of your souls” (1 Peter 1:87-9)