Prayer: Lamb of God, You take away the sins of the world have mercy upon us. Lamb of God, You take away the sins of the world have mercy upon us. Lamb of God, You take away the sins of the world grant us Your peace. Amen.
Westminster Confession of Faith - Shorter Catechism Question #16: “Did all mankind fall in Adam’s first transgression?”
Answer: “The covenant being made with Adam, not only for himself, but for his posterity; all mankind, descending from him by ordinary generation, sinned in him, and fell with him, in his first transgression.”
Read Genesis 2: 16 – 17
Romans 5: 12
1 Corinthians 15: 21 – 22
The simple answer to this question is “yes”. And with the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus, the simple answer to this question is now “yes but”. Yes but….. Jesus died to forgive our sins and give us eternal life. How amazing. And what a gift of peace!
In this week's news we have read of countries that are in continuous distress with protests and conflicts. We tsk tsk over the situations but that is where we stop. As Christians, we must hold up in prayer these countries and all the peoples who are in conflict. It will only be through our prayers that peace can reign in this world.Prayer: Great God, we come before You today asking that peace may reign in countries where now only war and hatred and upheaval is present. May the light of Your love be with those who are in power that they may make peaceful decisions for their countries and for their peoples. Send Your Holy Spirit to inspire those who can help make peace within their countries. Help us to uphold those who are in power and those who can bring about positive change into this world to know that they are being kept in our prayers. For this and all Your mercies, Amen.