by Charles R. Swindoll
There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all. (Ephesians 4:4–6)
Our Father, what a great privilege we have been provided by Your amazing grace, that You are making us one together with such a wide and diverse group of people! Thank You for "the mystery" now being made known to Your people, how You have drawn together Jew and Gentile all into one body, to be unified in the family over which Christ is Master and Head. We find great comfort in that because as our Master, Jesus will safeguard us, will care for us, will treat us honorably. Thank You for Your tender mercies, Your compassions that are new every morning.
We find great joy, Lord, in being a body of Your people brought together for transformation and service. We come with various colors and backgrounds and struggles and sins. We stand on a level plane at the foot of the cross. May our unity with other believers be so palpable, our fellowship so genuine, and our hearts so winsome and warm that people without Christ are irresistibly drawn to Your Son, whom we love and adore. In whose name we pray. Amen.
See also Psalm 133:1; John 17:23; Ephesians 3:4–6; Colossians 3:14.
Excerpted from The Prayers of Charles R. Swindoll, Volume 2, Copyright © 2012 by Charles R. Swindoll, Inc. All rights reserved worldwide.
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