"For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God." (Ephesians 2:8)
"And I give them eternal life, so that they will never be lost. No one can snatch them out of my hand. My Father gave them to me, and he is greater than all others. No one can snatch them from his hands." (John 10:28-29)
Abba, sacrificing your son for us so that we may have eternal life is the most special gift we will ever receive! We praise you for your grace; given to us for free. Confession is difficult Lord, but we ask for your mercy in looking more on our devotion to You than our worldly sins. You have blessed us with people in our church who care for you and the spreading of your good news to people all over the world. As we transform our church and the people in it we ask the Holy Spirit to embolden our embrace of our Transform initiative. We ask for all of this in the name you said you would never refuse: Jesus Christ your Son and our Savior. Amen.