Romans 3:23 ‘… for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.’
Lord, we confess that we are part of a fallen world.
We stand chargeable with sin along with every other human being,
And we know that things in that regard are no different today than they were when the Apostle wrote his letter to the Romans.
But we thank you, most gracious God, that into this scene of darkness and rebellion, and in the very midst of so many expressions of your righteous wrath, there came Jesus and with him the good news of a righteousness from God.
We thank you for that righteousness and for the good news that proclaims it to others and offers it freely to all.
We would by faith take hold of that righteousness ourselves that we too might be justified.
We pray that all over the world today in the darkest places
the light of the gospel would shine
and would bring not only intellectual
understanding of the truth,
but a heartfelt experience of that truth.
Almighty God, we ask that you will work on a massive scale today, drawing thousands and tens of thousands into the kingdom.
We know that you are able,
And we pray that for your glory’s sake you will do it.
Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, we ask these things.
David Campbell and Sara Leone