Elohim, Creator, Mighty God, you transform our ashes into your works of art. You saw the fall and set your plan of redemption into motion. You snatched us from the fires of our own making and set our feet on the path to practicing justice and righteousness. You paid our ransom in full by putting yourself in our place to satisfy your perfect justice for sin. You redeemed us and reversed the curse by your sacrifice on our behalf. Let us take time to ponder the gravity and eternity of redemption. Let us renew our commitment to living for you. Open the mind’s eye of those not fully aware of redemption’s account to see and know truth. You desire all to come to the saving knowledge of who you are, and what you’ve done. Oh, reveal the plans you have for us and the forgiveness of our sin by the riches of your grace! I ask these things in the name and authority of Jesus, who suffered and bled to this great end, according to your good and perfect will. Amen.

“In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace.” (Ephesians 1: 7 ESV)