Wednesday: The Gospel Saves.
Wednesday’s readings: 2 Corinthians 5:1-21
1 Peter 4:6 – For this reason, the gospel was also preached to those who are now dead, so that, although they might be judged in the flesh according to human standards, they might live in the spirit according to God’s standards.
O Holy Spirit, your gospel is so important to me and to all the world. It changes everything. It saves us from the sin that would leave us condemned under God’s righteousness law. Your gospel saves us from death and hell. More than that, O Spirit, your gospel is the message that breathes life into my spirit so that I live by faith. By your gospel, I now live for you, for my Savior and my God. By your gospel, I have a brand new life to live. O Spirit, I have heard this gospel about Jesus, this gospel that saves. I have heard it and I believe it. I live because of it. I pray, O Spirit, breathe life into me today that I might preach your gospel and give wings to your work. I pray, O Spirit, give me words and opportunities so share your message of salvation with all whom I meet and see today. Make me one who speaks and shares this saving message with all people everywhere so that they might live with you, yes, so that they might live for you. Create in me and in all who hear this message a new heart, O Spirit. Give us a steadfast spirit to sustain us. Then we will teach people your ways and sinners will turn back to you. Amen.