“A Prayer Of Thanks For The Cross”

July 7, 2022

Jesus, Your death on the cross was an act of barbaric cruelty that we would not, in any way, be physically attracted to. But we realize it was God’s redemption plan for all humankind and because of that we can declare along with the hymnist that it indeed “has a wondrous attraction for me.” Because You willingly took the weight of our sins upon Yourself it provided a precious cleansing fountain, a healing stream that flows from Your saving blood providing forgiveness for our sins. Thank You for giving Your all that we might have eternal life. Though we are grateful and respond in devotion to Your sacrifice so many reject the message of salvation; they mock it and hold a disdain for anything and anyone who upholds the Christian message through their words and actions. Fill our hearts with compassion for these lost souls. Let us not resent or despise them for their ungodly response to Your gift of salvation, but move upon our hearts to fervently pray for their hearts to be changed and their minds to be opened to the unchanging gospel of Jesus Christ in whose name we pray. Amen.

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