Lord of lords, King of kings, Prince of peace and gateway to eternal salvation, you paid the highest price of all. You are God’s one accepted atonement for all time for all sin. How soon we forget and turn away to other gods. Speak your sacrifice over us, Jesus. Speak it into the darkness around us. You desire our steadfast love and the knowledge of God, rather than burnt offerings. I pray that nations recognize your sacrifice and accept its truth. I pray countless individuals turn to you and respond in sacrificial love, the love that binds hearts together by your Holy Spirit. Build you church, Lord. Increase its outreach and effectiveness. Awaken those who don’t know you, Jesus, and revive those who do. Forgive our lazy following of you, Lord. Open us to your great goodness and promise. I ask these things in the name and authority of the name above all names, Jesus, according to the good and perfect will of the Father. Amen.

“But when Christ had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God,” (Hebrews 10:12 ESV)