Dear Heavenly Father,

We come before You in the name of Jesus, Your blessed Son and our glorious Savior. Thank You for Your saving grace and healing mercy. Without Jesus we have no hope of enjoying Your presence forever. Our moment by moment assurance rests upon His finished work at Calvary. We rejoice in the sufficiency of Jesus’ sacrifice! He is our all in all! We look to You for hope as we contemplate the brevity of this life. Knowing life slips away so quickly, we rest on Your lovingkindness for peace of mind. Some refuse to accept the randomness of death and are therefore hopeless. Lord God, knowing Jesus strengthens us in the face of our enemy called death, we glory in His cross. Thank You that Jesus slew death and in the process gained for us an eternal home in glory! You are our King, and we willingly fall before You as humble followers of Jesus! In His glorious name we pray! Amen!